These gorgeous flying insects adorn gardens with their bright and cheerful colors. Children are fascinated by them, watching and chasing them as they flutter around. These free butterfly resources are a fun way for children to learn more about these amazing insects.
Many large and diverse gardens are alive with butterflies during the summer. With the first females emerging in spring or early summer, a couple of weeks later, they lay eggs that will hatch and the life cycle starts again. Here are a variety of resources that children can use as part of a butterfly study or insect study to help them learn more about these beautiful insects.
Butterfly Counting Mats
Focusing mainly on the numbers 1 through 20, these Butterfly Counting Mats area a great hands-on activity that can be used multiple times. This pack comes with blank pages for you to increase their learning, by adding addition and subtraction activities as well.
In this fun butterfly lapbook, there are a variety of ‘books and flaps’ for children to complete as they learn about butterflies. There are a few fact sheets at the beginning of the pack, followed by the lapbook parts. This is a great hands-on activity for younger children.
Butterfly Identification Pack
This Butterfly Identification Pack can be used to identify butterflies in your area as well as when you are researching these lovely insects. Including record sheets, books and cards, this massive pack is a great way to introduce children to over 50 different species of butterflies.
Butterfly Life Cycle Cards
Enjoy learning about the life cycle of these insects with these Butterfly Life Cycle Cards. Included in this pack are a poster, 3-part cards as well as information cards focusing on the life cycle of a butterfly.
Butterfly Notebooking Pages
When you download these Butterfly Notebooking Pages you will receive, 5 color and 5 black and white cover pages, 4 different notebooking pages for each of the 50+ butterflies, and 9 black notebooking pages.
Butterfly Printable Pack
Usually sold for $6, this huge 184-page Butterfly Printable Pack is currently free until June 15. Aimed at kids in preschool and kindergarten, this pack contains a variety of math, literacy and hands-on activities for children.
Aimed at children in grades 1 through 4, this 118-page Butterfly Unit contains lots of fun activities and printables to help children learn all about butterflies. Usually sold for $5, this pack is currently free until June 15.
Here is another free Butterfly Unit that you may also enjoy!
This Butterfly Sensory Bottle is a fun, no-mess sensory play activity which can also be used in teaching about butterflies, used as a calm down tool or even a timer.
Stacey is a homeschooling Christian mum trying to live a simple, frugal, healthy life. She lives with her husband and two gorgeous boys in the sunshine state of Queensland, Australia. You can check out her blog at Simple Living Creative Learning where you find printables, kids activities, homemaking resources, homeschooling encouragement, and even some recipes!
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