My family absolutely loves anything to do with nature. Before we were even formally schooling my toddlers and preschoolers were out in our butterfly garden plants hunting for a chrysalis and picking caterpillars off of our milkweed to put in jars to watch them transform.
Maybe nature study doesn’t come as naturally to you, and that’s okay. There are so many awesome freebies online that can guide you in doing a study at home. Spring time is upon us and here in Florida the butterflies are everywhere! This is the most perfect time to do a study on butterflies.
Your little ones will have so much fun learning about a butterfly’s life cycle with these free printables and crafts:
Butterfly Life Cycle Printable Booklet from Fun a Day
Life Cycle of a Painted Lady Butterfly Printable from Super Coloring
Butterfly Life Cycle Printables from Raise the Bar Reading
Life Cycle of a Butterfly Printable to use with noodles from The Hildebrands
Butterfly Life Cycle Printable Reader, Poem and Craft from One Sharp Punch
Life Cycle of a Butterfly Worksheet from Preschool Activities
Life Cycle Printable Learning Game from Lakeshore Learning
Butterfly Life Cycle Printable Pack from 1+1+1=1
Raising butterflies is our favorite thing to do! Here are some of our favorite butterfly tools and toys to use while learning about butterfly life cycles:
Backyard Safari Butterfly HabitatInsect Lore Butterfly Growing Kit Toy – Includes Voucher Coupon for 5 Live Caterpillars to ButterfliesSafari Ltd Life Cycle of a Monarch ButterflyGiant Inflatable Butterfly Life Cycle Stages 4 Piece Set w/ 21 Inch Butterfly
We love these books for learning about butterflies:
The Life Cycles of Butterflies: From Egg to Maturity, a Visual Guide to 23 Common Garden ButterfliesA Butterfly’s Life (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers)Caterpillar to Butterfly (Science for Toddlers)Butterflies: Exploring the Life Cycle (My Wonderful World)The Life Cycle of a Butterfly (Life Cycles)Caterpillar To Butterfly (LifeCycles)DK Readers L1: Born to Be a ButterflyThe Life Cycles of Butterflies: From Egg to Maturity, a Visual Guide to 22 Common Garden Butterflies by Judy Burris (2006-03-30)