*Letter B > B is for Butterfly
C > C is for Caterpillar
Colors > Numbers
*Butterfly > Color-by-the
Story time and learning > three presentations
Caterpillar Butterfly options
Online Jigsaw Puzzles
Butterflies are one of the most
beautiful creatures in the world.
As of 2006 eighteen species of butterflies were endangered.
Ten of these species are in the geographical area of California.
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Many people have been inspired by this beautiful creature to write
songs, poems, books and to do many kinds of artwork. Children
are also inspired by their beauty and the fascinating stages by
which they grow. This activity will include three remarkable
online presentations. Two of the presentations are by young children for children about
butterflies and stages of growth.
The activities can be spread over a few of days with a day break
in between so children are not bored. To help you make a
"small learning center" and make the presentation more
exciting there are a number educational printable materials that can
be displayed and used and descriptions and the links are in
Activity #1: Online Presentations and Resources about Insects
> Caterpillar to Butterfly
Presentation #1: Let's Talk about Insects
Note: Review the entire presentation and select
and bookmark pages to present ahead of time that are age appropriate.
is going to take you on a fun tour to discuss fun facts about about insects with this great interactive online presentation -
Talk about Insects.
Jenna's Story: "Caterpiller to Butterflie"
A young child, Jenna Dower, shares her fascination with the
butterfly in her artwork and story. Jenna's Story:
"Caterpiller to Butterflie" (yes spelled in this charming
way by Jenna) will show children the interesting growth stages of a
butterfly in delightful and simple language that they can
understand. Make sure to share that Jenna is a child just like
them and she made the illustrations and wrote the story.
for Kids: The Monarch Butterfly, this is a wonderful
web presentation with learning and printable resources. The research was prepared by
Tasha at the age of seven, and Leanne, her mom, helped put the information, images
and printable activities in the web site. Neat!
Activity #2: Review the Butterfly Growth Stages &
Butterfly Coloring Book Activity
After viewing and discussing the online activities review the butterfly's
growth stages using the coloring pages: caterpillar, chrysalis and a
butterfly and growth stages in the links provided. All these
coloring pages can be assembled together to make a
Butterfly Coloring Book. Here are additional butterfly
Activity #3: Alphabet activities letter B or C
* B is for Butterfly
* C is for Caterpillar
This is a great opportunity to introduce or practice letter B
(butterfly) and on a different day letter C (caterpillar).
Activity #4: Butterfly and
Here are choices for caterpillar and butterfly crafts for the children to
make that incorporate many learning skills.
Activity #5 > Numbers | Early math > Color-by-the-Number
Butterfly 1 to 6 (external link)
Practice numerals, number order and color words with this easy
color-by-the-number. Circle the numbers with the assign
color with a crayon or coloring pencil to aid younger children to
complete the page.
Activity #6 > Online Jigsaw Puzzles > Caterpillar
Skills > Problem solving. Bilingual: English and
Here is a fun online jigsaw puzzle of a fun caterpillar and butterfly. The default puzzle is six pieces.
Adjust the number and shape of pieces clicking on the change