Throughout our Eric Carle Unit we study the lifecycles of plants and the different insects in the stories we read. This is our activity for the lifecycle of a butterfly.
I have a pattern for the circle, which the students trace and cut out. The different stages of the life cycle are on a strip of paper. I have the students color the pictures and cut them apart. Then they glue the pictures on the background paper. I punch a hole in the circle and use a brad to fasten it to the paper.