Here is a fun activity to complete with your preschoolers. Make butterfly nectar.
Why Make It:
Butterflies are flying back to their northern homes. They sometimes fly over 200 miles in a day. They are tired and need the extra energy to continue their journeys and to lay their eggs.
What Have We Had Good Luck With?
1pt honey and 9 pts water
Heat up just enough to combine into one liquid.
4 parts water
1 part granulated sugar
1.) Boil the solution for several minutes until all of the sugar is dissolved, and then let cool.
2.) Place a scrubby sponge in the bottom of a shallow dish to hold the nectar. Red and orange attract the butterflies best.
Store Bought Juices:
2. Juicy Juice
Store Bought Fruits:
Fresh cut of watermelon, oranges, cantaloupe, and bananas.
Overripe fruit is what butterflies also like to feed on. Decaying fruits have carbohydrates and minerals that a butterfly needs. As the fruit dries out, slice a fresh spot, the butterflies need to be able to get to the juice of the fruit.
Just place the fruit on a small plate or inside a shallow dish.
The children like to watch the butterflies when they are outside. Many have suggested this activity at home to their parents.