Our Butterfly printables are part of a collective notebooking/lapbooking resources called Alphabugs. This is a great way to work your way through the ABC’s while learning all about amazing creepy crawlies along the way. Our Alphabugs lapbooks are similar in content with some variations, but most contain the following resources: Anatomy, Life Cycle, Habitat, Family, Communication, Bible Verse, Copywork, Crafts, Activity suggestions and more. Additionally, we’ve included a Quilt Square for each insect so you can create a classroom quilt along the way. The quilt squares are a great way to include your younger children as they include a coloring page, handwriting practice, and scissor skills. See how to make a classroom quilt here.
We have personally raised caterpillars and watched them turn into butterflies and the experience can’t be matched! We order our caterpillars from a company called Insect Lore, but you could easily start a butterfly garden in your own backyard simply by planing milkweed an other butterfly friendly plants. The kit we order includes everything you need to get started, you can literally watch the caterpillars spin themselves up into a chrysalis, and then later see them emerge as fully grown butterflies. It’s such a fun real life hands on experience for children, afterward my children love to play (gently) with the butterflies before setting them free.
Coffee Filter Butterflies
This craft idea comes from PreschoolPost.com You can print an entire lesson plan on butterflies from there as well as some great printable resources to go along with it. Free! You basically use food coloring and coffee filters, and let the children make bright designs on the filters. Then with a clothespin, and a pipe cleaner, you slide the coffee filter into the closthespin to make the wings and use the pipe cleaner for antennae. Add some googly eyes if you have them!
Our butterfly resources are a beautiful addition to your classroom! You’ll find free printable life cycle charts, minibooks, sequencing cards, coloring pages, classroom projects and more!
2 Corinthians 5:17 Bible Verse Cards
These Butterfly Bible Verse Cards and printables don’t have to be used exclusivly for Easter. The verse reades “If anyone is in Christ he is a new Creation! ” This set includes bible verse printables, handwriting, crafts and vocabulary you can use to teach children this important bible verse!
Butterfly Notebooking Pages
Our butterfly notebooking pages are filled with beautiful full color photographs of a variety of different butterflies. This is a great set for children to practice their very best handwriting to compile their butterfly facts. Consider using these pages as a poster report for the end of your unit study.