Looking for a few ideas for your butterfly lesson plan? Keeping your young kids engaged this Spring might seem like an almost impossible task but it doesn’t have to be.
The trick with younger kids (or any child for that matter) is to make the activity as hands-on as possible.
Today I will be sharing 4 things to include in your next butterfly lesson plan.
Butterfly Books and Videos
I love finding a good book or two that talks about a topic we may be studying. A good book can explain things better than we can and also allows kids to experience the topic from someone else’s perspective.
Below you will find a few butterfly books to read to your kids or have them explore on their own.
A Butterfly Is Patient (Nature Books)My, Oh My–A Butterfly!: All About Butterflies (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library)Ten Magic ButterfliesFrom Caterpillar to Butterfly (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)Velma Gratch and the Way Cool ButterflyPinkalicious and the Little ButterflyThe Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science
If you are also looking for a TV show to watch then be sure to watch The Magic School Bus The Butterfly and the Bog Beast on Netflix. If you do not have Netflix, you can purchase the boxed set of The Magic School Bus.
Playdough is a fantastic tool for helping kids with their fine motor skills and pencil grasp development. While your kids are playing they are also exercising the muscles in their fingers and hands.
If you want to explore the butterfly life cycle with your kids, try this Butterfly Kindergarten Life Cycle activity.
This is something I have always wanted to try with my kids but never got around to it. If you are lucky enough to have caterpillars in your garden, why not place a few in a habitat and watch them transform?
You can also get a kit from Amazon or a teachers supply store.
Butterfly Poems and Readers
If you are looking to find a few poems about butterflies to have you your kids memorize, then this Butterfly Life Cycle Poem and Reader set is perfect for you!
Looking for something specifically for your kindergartners? Grab this Butterfly Life Cycle Unit Study for free.
- Alphabet puzzles
- Short and long vowel puzzles
- Consonant blend puzzles
- Life Cycle addition and 7 other activities
Kids love fun activities. The best part is that when hands-on activities are used, they are more engaged and they retain more information. Trying one of these 4 activities is a sure way to make your next butterfly lesson plan fun!
Carrie is the owner & operator of Homeschool Giveaways. She has been homeschooling for over a decade and has successfully graduated her first homeschooler. She has two girls and works side by side at home with her awesome husband. She has been saved by grace, fails daily, but continues to strive toward the prize of the high calling of being a daughter of the Most High God.