Have a class discussion on geometric shapes and discuss why a puzzle with all the same size and shape pieces might be more challenging than a puzzle with irregular shaped pieces.
According to history, jigsaw puzzles date back to the 1760’s when European mapmakers glued maps on wood and then cut them into tiny pieces. John Spilsbury, a mapmaker, has been credited with inventing the first jigsaw puzzle in 1767. Try making a puzzle of the classroom using square pieces.
Have the students make a list of words that connect to the butterfly and it’s life cycle, have them write on the puzzle and identify the various stages.
Talk about the life cycle of the butterfly and how color can either make the butterfly very beautiful and visible in it’s environment, or how the colors can work as a camouflage when it lands in a flowerbed of brightly colored flowers.
Have a contest to see which student or team of students can put together the puzzle the fastest. Have the students draw extra elements, like flowers on the page to make the puzzle more challenging.
Art Infused Cross Curriculum Educational Lesson Ideas – Butterfly Puzzle Art
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