Here is a simple Tutorial on how to make a colour wheel with ordinary materials such as a hole punch, black marker, cardboard and wooden pegs.
Use your colour wheel to play a game: Clothespin Colour Wheels
This is a great activity for early literacy activity because the words written on the pegs match the colours and therefore children are learning about colours and that words mean something. Also, by pinching the clothespins, children are working on their fine motor skills. This gets their finger muscles strong and ready to write.
The life cycle of a butterfy from egg to caterpillar to butterfly - a video produced for the Chicago Nature Museum.
The Monarch butterfly begins life as an egg. It hatches as larvae, eats the eggshell and then the milkweed plants. The larvae becomes a colourful caterpillar. It then protect it's self with a hard case in the pupa stage. It emerges as an orange, black and white butterfly.
Because the unique life history of the monarch butterfly (danaus plexippus) includes remarkable migrations, it passes through and settles in some urban areas. The monarch butterfly has a wingspan that ranges from 8.9 – 10.2 cm(3½–4 in)
Stamping is a great activity even for the very young artist as Life as a Mommy shows in this picture. We love the concentration and how the mess is contained by putting the child in their high chair for art time. See how to make the homemade stamps used in the photo.
Learn how to make this simple but effective starfish at All Kids NETWORK where they will show you what materials you need, how to make it and even supply the template. Great for the ocean, underwater, aquatic and eco-systems themes.