Butterfly Life Cycle Lesson Plan for Kids

Butterfly Life Cycle Study for Kids

Is there anything more mysterious in life than how creatures change from one stage to the next like in metamorphosis? Teaching kids a butterfly life cycle lesson plan is something they will never forget! Check out how we do our butterfly life cycle study at Little Sprouts.

Butterfly Life Cycle Lesson Plan for Kids

Your kids will love to learn about it up close and personal! To be honest, you will learn an amazing amount of things too. I can’t believe how awestruck I am every single time we watch the change. We’ve been doing it every year for at least 15 years. I get emotional every time. I love watching miracles!

Teaching kids about metamorphosis

There are a ton of ways you can help your kids learn about metamorphosis. One way is to order caterpillars online and observe them. Another way is to watch videos online. There is a really cool one that shows the whole process. Click here to see it. 

You can also get tons of great toys, posters, books and other supplies available to go along with your metamorphosis lessons. We learned how to grow things in our garden that actually attract caterpillars and we have watched them go through metamorphosis in an observation box. It’s so much fun to watch them change. Amazing.



A few weeks ago we found these cute little fellas on the dill. So we brought them in and continued to feed them fresh dill every day. After a few days, they each formed a chrysalis.

A few weeks ago we found these cute little fellas on the dill. So we brought them in and continued to feed them fresh dill every day. After a few days, they each formed a chrysalis.

Butterfly Life Cycle Lesson Plan for Kids

A couple of weeks later, one of the butterflies came out of the chrysalis.

Butterfly Life Cycle Study for Kids

At first they pump their wings to dry them. We let our butterfly open all the way up and then took him outside to release.

Butterfly Life Cycle Study for Kids

It was a beautiful black swallowtail.

Butterfly Life Cycle Lesson Plan for Kids

The kids loved watching the little guy get ready to fly for the first time.

Butterfly life cycle for kids

Metamorphosis is one of the many amazing things the kids have discovered in the garden. We plant a row of dill and fennel with parsley and flowers to attract caterpillars to watch. It’s an amazing science lesson.

If you’d like to order some caterpillars for your kids to watch metamorphosis, you can get them online here. 

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Life cycle of a butterfly video 

Find a garden and look for some magic, I know you will find some. 🙂 Click here to see what my kids thought about it.

 

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2 comments

  1. I think you should follow up with these kids in 20 years or so and find out how many have their PhDs. I bet it will be a higher percentage than the general population 🙂

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