Painted Lady Butterfly Unit Study

Studying the life cycle of a butterfly has become a favorite in our homeschool classroom. We order a cup of caterpillars every year. Witnessing the metamorphosis of a butterfly is special and I believe it’s something every child should see up close!

We usually spend a couple weeks in the spring studying butterflies. I like to present my preschoolers with butterfly themed activities from many different subjects to immerse my little learners in this nature study.

I’ve created several products designed to accompany the Painted Lady Butterfly: Caterpillar to Butterfly Kits such as the Insect Lore kit which can be purchased on Amazon.

As with all the unit studies I curate, this mini curriculum is very hands-on. Students are encouraged to observe butterflies in nature, read about them in numerous books, use the course materials to teach as well as reinforce what we’ve learned and of course, create lovely artwork featuring our fascinating subject matter.

I’ve done all the work for you! Not only have I provided you with beautiful and engaging printables, I’ve also included a book list, suggested materials and documentaries as well as an activity guide. I’ve used what I’ve learned from studying the principals of Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emelia and Charlotte Mason to guide me as I created this unit study.

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I’ve been very pleased with the progress my preschooler has made and I’m so happy to be sharing this with you!

Our favorite butterfly books:

From Caterpillar to Butterfly, Deborah Heiligman

Caterpillars, Bugs and Butterflies: Take-Along Guide, Mel Boring

National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly, Laura Marsh

A Butterfly Is Patient, Dianna Hutts Aston

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