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Butterfly Life Cycle Play Dough Mat

Are you looking for a sensory activities to add to your science unit on butterflies? This free printable Butterfly Life Cycle Play Dough Mat is a fun sensory activity that your kids can use when they are learning all about insect. 


Sensory Play

Butterfly Life Cycle Play Dough Mat:

Make learning fun by adding this butterfly life cycle play dough mat and the parts of a butterfly play dough mat to your science unit.


Though sensory play, your kids can explore, investigate, and discover new things. This can help them develop critical thinking, problem solving, and many more important skills.


Science Activity for Kids

What Are The Benefits Of Playing With Play Dough?

Play dough is one of my favorite sensory play tools because your kids can use their senses as they squeeze, roll, and squish it with their hands.


It’s a fun way for kids to develop their fine motor skills and hand muscle strength too. These developmental skills are so important for pre-readers and pre-writers.


Science Sensory Activity


Getting Ready To Use The Butterfly Life Cycle Play Dough Mat:

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What’s Included:

  • Butterfly Play Dough Mat 


What Else Is Needed:

  • White Card Stock or Copy Paper
  • Laminator and Laminating Pouch
  • Play Dough 
  • Play Dough Tools 
  • Dry Erase Pocket (optional)


To get this sensory activity ready for your kids, click on the button below. Then, download and print the mat.


I like to print my resources on white card stock, because it is more durable. But, you can use copy paper too. Next, laminate the mat or put it in reusable dry erase pocket.


For this activity, you can use Play-Doh or you can try making our Kool-Aid Play Dough. It’s a sensory-friendly recipe that smells so sweet and is soft to touch. Your kids will have so much fun making it too!  


How To Use The Butterfly Life Cycle Play Dough Mat:

After reading a book about a butterfly’s life cycle such as My, Oh My–A Butterfly!: All About Butterflies by Tish Rabe, your kids will use play dough to create the egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, and butterfly.

Sensory Play

There are outlines on the play dough mat of each stage that your children can use as a guide. They can use play dough tools to shape and form the play dough to fit in the outlines and add details to the insect. 


Sensory Activity


This Butterfly Life Cycle Play Dough Mat is a fun way for your kids use their senses as they are learning all about the life cycle of a butterfly.   



Pin It For Later:

Do you want to save this sensory activity for later? Pin this to your sensory play or play dough boards on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!

Play Dough Mat

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