This contest is closed. Congratulations to our winner Melissa A.!
Butterflies are still in bloom at the Frederik Meijer Gardens
we have one more chance for you to win tickets to go!
A trip to the Meijer Gardens screams “teachable moment.”
Why not take advantage of the trip and include a craft, a snack, and a reading (or viewing) of The Very Hungry Caterpillar?
For the craft…
This is a simple craft that you don’t have to supply shop for.
What you need…
- water tub
- coffee filters
- pipe cleaners or twist ties
- paper plate or newspaper to work on
What you do…
Step 1: Paint the coffee filter.
I just have to say something about the water tub up above…genius!
I saw this in a classroom and I’m so glad I did. I’ve always dreaded the inevitable spill of the water-glass. To avoid it or at least slow it down, just cut a small circle through the top of one of your cheap plastic containers. Kids can still get to the water but spills are contained.
Step 2: Allow for dry time.
Step 3; Fold the filter accordion style.
Step 4: Twist a tie or pipe cleaner around the center of the folded coffee filter.
Step 5: Fluff out the wings and shape the twist tie or pipe cleaner to look like antennae.
For the snack…
your favorite snacks
reclosable plastic sandwich bag
twist tie or pipe cleaner
What to do…
Step 1: Fill a plastic sandwich bag 1/2 full of your favorite snacks.
Step 2: After you’ve sealed the bag, separate the snack in half. Divide the bag by twisting on your twist tie or pipe cleaner.
Step 3: Shape the antennae.
You cannot take food into the butterfly area at Meijer Gardens, so be sure to enjoy your snack on the car ride home or at one of their picnic areas!
Would you like to win tickets to see the butterflies at Meijer Gardens?
To win this family 4 pack, simply leave a comment letting me know how you might make your trip to the gardens a teachable moment!
Contest ends March 28! One comment per person please.
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