- Go to Journey North and click through a photo journal of a monarch lifecycle, then watch videos of a caterpillar eating and a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis. Awesome!
- Let younger kids try this drawing activity from kid soup.
- We still haven't gotten to these winged wonders at Family Fun. Today's the day! Update: We did try these, but they proved a bit difficult for the kids, so we switched over to coffee filter butterflies and they were thrilled with them!
- Try butterfly math or connect the dots.
- Little ones will enjoy tracing the days of the week on these Very Hungry Caterpillar worsheets from First School. Anna Kate loved this, and Rosie tried it out too.
- Label the butterfly lifecycle , body, or a caterpillar from Enchanted Learning. (Just in case you didn't realize it, you can copy and paste these into a Word document to print them without banner ads.) While you're there, print a butterfly lifecycle sheet too.
- There's a free thematic unit from schoolexpress. Better for, maybe, 2nd grade?
- The Earth's Birthday has an easy to read mini book to print.
- Print these gorgeous butterflies from Billy Bear and use them in these crafts (second craft)or make up your own. I think I'll use card stock.
- Print these pretty bookmarks.
- Easy to read books: Heinemann Read and Learn: Butterfly (Spilsbury); All Aboard Reading: Butterflies (Neye); From Egg to Butterfly (Zemlicka)
- The Butterfly Book: A Kid's Guide to Attracting, Raising, and Keeping Butterflies (Hamilton)
I happily nabbed all of those books at the library, which inspired this day. The kids are thoroughly enjoying it.
Anna Kate and Ethan and their butterfly tree