Butterfly & Caterpillar Teaching Activities @ A to Z
Life Cycle of a Butterfly
Students will learn to identify the four stages of a butterfly’s life cycle.
The Life Cycle of the Butterfly
Students write a biography of a caterpillar using appropriate vocabulary and time lines.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
A variety of activities having to do with The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
Caterpillar Themed Printables
Sight words, writing practice, nameplates, and cutting practice.
Activities @ Other Sites
Fingerplays, Action Poems, Nursery Rhymes, and Songs
There are several themes: Counting and Number, Animals, Insect and Bugs, Community Helpers, Family, Special Occasions, Transition Times, Transportation — some are traditional nursery rhymes, but you’ll find a great variety of poems here
Butterfly Activity Kit
Contains seven activity units with over 40 activities and reproducible pages. Provided by Earth’s Birthday, a company which sells caterpillars you can raise in your classroom.
Butterfly and Caterpillar Crafts
Puppets, life cycle mobile, handprint butterfly, origami butterfly, paper chain caterpillar, and much more.
A collection of crafts from MakingFriends.com
Caterpillars to Butterflies
Eight activities: Make a caterpillar from Panty hose, Butterfly Song, Make a Caterpillar to Butterfly T-shirt, Searching for a butterfly, Life cycle of a butterfly on Manilla Paper, Beautiful Butterflies, Symmetry Sandwich, and Caterpillar Measuring
Songs & Poems
8 lessons during a 3-4 week period while caterpillars turn to butterflies
The Monarch Butterfly
Photos, facts, and printables about the Monarch
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Unit
Links to lesson ideas, printables, bulletin boards, and much more for your literature unit!