Butterflies do not obtain their nutritional needs through traditional means.
They possess a long, narrow tube in their mouth called a proboscis that acts as a straw for drinking.
The most common form of acquiring nutrients is by gathering nectar from flowers.
Using their proboscis, they suck the nectar out of the flower.
To help you little one understand how this works, we created our very own nectar with sugar and water.
We then used straws to enjoy to our delicious treat!
Young children are able to grasp new information more readily when they are able to recreate what they are learning.