Our special life cycle of a butterfly free printable is great for inspiring the kids with fascinating facts.
You'll also see lots of beautiful pictures and craft activities for all ages.
The stages in the life cycle of a butterfly are so amazing they are an ideal way to start off a joy in nature which can last a lifetime. They are also the perfect way to teach science.
Summary Of Butterfly Stages:
You can get our free printable homeschool life cyle of a butterfly stages sheet at the bottom of this page.
The best way to make the life cycle of a butterfly come alive is to see it with your own eyes. We've had such fun in our homeschool with this butterfly kit.
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Catherine named every caterpillar that hatched from our homeschool eggs. I'm afraid Toto (which means 'little' in Swahili) didn't make it - but the rest did. You can see from my friend's daughter, Samira, just how amazing an experience it is for kids to actually see a butterfly up close and get to hold one.
There are lots of butterfly craft activities for kids to enjoy.
You'll see we've made fun butterfly streamers in our page on summer kids crafts.
Pastiche loves butterflies and has some lovely kids butterfly coloring pages for you to try which she's drawn herself. She's even made one of Catherine's pictures into a coloring page!
And come and paint pebbles with us - butterflies make the perfect subjects to turn stones into beautiful objects. Kids really enjoy painting butterflies and if you give them a few pictures to go on you get lovely results.
By now, I think you can tell we've enjoyed ourselves in our homeschool by finding out the facts that make these insects fascinating! Here are a few more of our favorite facts:
Why not try out the life cycle of a butterfly with your kids yourself?
You could start by reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar together.
There are some great websites where you can find out more about the life cycle of a butterfly and many other facts too.
Here are some of our favorites:
Learning about the life cycle of a butterfly is something you can enjoy right from when your kids are tiny - but you don't need to stop there. You'll find high school activities which help deepen your knowledge of the life cycle of these fascinating insects.
In our homeschool high school, we even plan our holidays around where the best butterfly sites are located!
As you can see, there are so many interesting facts to learn about these amazing insects.
You can set up a homeschool butterfly project which includes lots of fun activities:
Identify the butterflies you see. There are some great guides to help with facts and pictures.
If there's one thing guaranteed to brighten everyone's day, it's seeing butterfly pictures!
As Catherine has discovered, you can take pictures fairly easily. It would be great if you could get your kids to take some pictures too and send them to us!
Anything you can tell us would be great to know.
What butterflies do you get in your garden?
Have you ever kept any caterpillars?
Have you done any butterfly craft?
Pictures of butterflies can really brighten up the day. Have you taken any which you'd like to share? If you don't know which species your butterfly is we'll try and help. Tell us where you took your pictures. What butterflies do you get in your garden? Have you ever kept any caterpillars?
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Here is our homeschool free printable printable butterfly life cycle sheet. The blue butterfly picture for the adult stage in the cycle is another of Catherine's pictures to tempt you to send us yours.
We hope you'll enjoy using our facts and pictures to show off the life cycle of a butterfly, but commercial organisations and websites please note that this page, pictures and free pdf sheet are all copyright protected.
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The life cycle of a butterfly is so fascinating that it opens up all sorts of fun homeschool activities and craft ideas for you to try.
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