Butterflies Lesson Plans, Printouts, and Crafts
Butterflies Lesson Plans and Ideas
Teacher's Guide to Creating a School Butterfly Garden
The ideas and information in this section come from an article written by Jennifer Goodwin Smith in the January 1995 issue of Science and Children (p. 29-32). She planned and planted a school butterfly garden with sixth and seventh graders in Maryland, and wrote the article to make it easier for others to do similar projects.
Butterfly Habitat & Life Cycle
Comprehensive recource with life cycle handouts, videos, etc...
A Moth Is Not a Butterfly!
Students complete a Venn diagram comparing moths and butterflies.
Butterflies's Journey North
Students follow Butterflies's progress across the Northern Hemisphere as they watch for signs of the season and track the migration of a variety of birds, butterflies, and whales. This site is outdated but still has resources.
Several projects to do after researching butterflies.
Caterpillars to Butterflies
This unit involves setting up a science activity that allows students to observe the development of a caterpillar into a butterfly.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Activities to go with the book.
The emergence of a butterfly from its chrysalis is an exciting climax to a classroom activity that follows the developmental stages in the life of an insect.
Butterfly Lesson Plans from The Lesson Plans Page
Features a complete Multidisciplinary Thematic Unit on Butterflies
Butterflies Internet Resources
Covers the migration of the Monarch butterfly. The goals of MONARCH WATCH are to further science education, particularly in primary and secondary school systems, to promote conservation of monarch butterflies, and to involve thousands of students and adults in a cooperative study of the monarch's fall migration.
The Butterfly Website
Focuses on various aspects of butterflies from around the world, contains a variety of factual information and products available for purchase.
Butterflies of North America
Pictures, maps, and more information about butterflies.
The Butterfly Site
12 pages packed full of information on all sorts of Butterfly topics.
Butterflies Interactive Whiteboard Resources
Online Butterfly Games and Puzzles from Billybear4kids.com
Butterfly Coloring Pages from Coloring-ws.com
17 pictures with butterflies to print and color.
The ButterflySite Coloring Pages and Drawings
Here are some FREE Butterfly Coloring Pages for you to print out.
Butterfly Coloring Pages from Primary Games
Butterfly in my Window
Butterfly in my Garden
Butterfly Fingerprint Craft
Butterfly Stuffed Newspaper Craft
Butterfly TP Roll Craft
Students use their hand prints to create a butterfly.
Use tissue and foam to create a butterfly.
Tissue Paper Butterfly
Hang or stick these butterflies to your window as a sun catcher.