We are right in the middle of our butterfly kit!! Our caterpillars JUST forms their chrysalides this weekend! YAY!!!
This is what our caterpillars looked like when we got them in the mail on February 28th.
This is what they looked like just a day or 2 before they started making their chrysalides.
Here are the chrysalides that were made over the weekend!
I worried that I jumped the gun on ordering the caterpillars but the kit says as long as it is above 55 degrees when you release them then they will be OK. SHEW!!!
We should have painted lady butterflies in 7 – 10 days!! YAY!!!
I purchased our kit at Toys R Us but you can get the same kit on Amazon. WOW! I should have waited and bought mine there! LOL It’s on sale right now!!!
As always, I try to include resources for a variety of ages. All books can be found at your local library, on Amazon or Paperback Swap (you should really check out this link).
All printable resources are free unless marked with $$$$.
There are TONS of butterfly books out there. These are just a few.
Butterfly and Caterpillar Themed Math Sheets – Animal Jr
Coloring Pages – ButterflyPictures.net
Coloring Pages and Crafts – DLTK-Kids
Coloring Pages and Crafts – Kid Zone (Scroll down)
Coloring Pages and Worksheets – Education.com
Coloring Pages, Crafts and Lesson Plans – Crayola
Coloring Pages, Worksheets and Games – Soft Schools
Lapbook – Homeschool Helper Online
Lapbook for Magic School Bus Butterfly Battle – Yee Shall Know
Life Cycle Printable – School of Dragons
Montessori Printables and Activities – Living Montessori Now
Notebooking Pages – Activity Village
Notebooking Pages – The Crafty Classroom
Notebooking Pages – HSLaunch (You may have to put Butterflies in search box.)
Preschool Pack – 2 Teaching Mommies
Preschool Pack – Confessions of a Homeschooler
Preschool Unit – Spell Out Loud
Printable Book and Coloring Book – Butterfly World
Printable Games, Bookmarks, etc – Preschool Mom
Printable Journal – 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Printables, Crafts and More – Making Learning Fun
Teachers Pay Teachers – Some FREE!!!!
Activities and Crafts – Education.com
Activities and Crafts – No Time for Flashcards
Activity and Snack – First Grade Shenanigans
Activities, Games, Videos and More – Neo K12
Chalk Pastel Tutorial – Hodge Podge
Documentary – Journey of the Butterflies – PBS
Downloadable Book – Gutenberg.org
Info and Activities – Valdosta.edu
Life Cycle Game – Sheppard Software
Nature Study – DIY Homeschooler
Nature Study – The Homeschool Scientist
Raising Monarch Butterflies Activity – PBS Kids
Symmetry Art – Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
Video – Butterflies: Nature’s Miracle – YouTube
Video – Flight of the Butterflies – YouTube
Video – Magic School Bus Butterfly and the Bog Beast – YouTube
Video and Lesson Plan – Education.NationalGeographic.com
MAKE BUTTERFLY WINGS