Learning about butterflies and caterpillars is a great way to explore the circle of life and how animals and insects arrive on earth. A combination of learning activities and crafts makes it a fun and colourful Spring topic, perfect for young children and arty afternoons.
Craft ideas for making butterfly themed pictures, patterns and tree decorations from Simple Crafts.
Handprint Butterflies from No Time for Flashcards.
Coffee filter paper butterflies on Happy Hooligans.
Milk bottle butterfly charms from Alphamom.
Glitter butterflies at Nurture Store.
Butterfly craft kits to buy on Yellowmoon.
Activities and Information
We started to explore symmetry and pattern using foam cutouts, glitter glue and shapes to stick.
We have other jump off project ideas on our Project Outline page.
Introduce a young child to the idea of butterflies with a fun YouTube animation.
Lots of ideas at Living Montessori Now.
For more ideas, see Pinterest.