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Free Hatching Butterfly Printable

As part of our homeschool science we observed the butterfly life cycle. I even put together a free butterfly life cycle worksheets to teach preschoolers and homeschool kids about this amazing metamorphoses that takes place. This is a wonderful science experiment to witness in person!FREE butterfly observation notebook and great pictures as caterpillars turn into butterflies. Fun spring or summer kids activities to help kids learn about life cycles with hands on science #lifecycles #butterfly #kindergarten

FREE Life Cycle Printables for Kids



Free Hatching Butterfly Printable

We had SO much fun observing our caterpillars turn into butterflies! I found myself checking their progress many times a day too! As part of our butterfly garden kit we received 5 caterpillars in a container with holes poked in the top and a gel covering the bottom that nourished them.

Butterfly Life Cycle Observations

butterfly life cycle day 1

butterfly life cycle day 4

butterfly life cycle day 7 - larva stage

butterfly life cycle day 8 - pupa stage

eagerly waiting for butterflies to come out

We moved the caterpillars to our butterfly garden in preparation for their hatching. Minnie loved to watch them and see if they were butterflies yet. On Day #12 two of the five caterpillars started shaking and we thought they were hatching…. but not yet!

Watching our newly hatched butterflies!

newly hatched butterflies with empty cocoon

They noticed the red liquid (a result from the color on their wings) and waited excitedly for the remainder of the caterpillars to hatch. We put a sliced orange in for the butterflies to drink. Did you know butterflies don’t actually eat, they just drink through their straw like sucker.

watching the butterflies

Butterfly Garden Fieldtrip

Buttefly garden fieldtrip

We also took a fieldtrip to a butterfly garden. They had such BEAUTIFUL butterflies! There were so many butterflies that they were even landing on our shoulders!

My favorite site for getting information and showing my kids pictures was The Children’s Butterfly Site.

Free Hatching Butterfly Printable

Butterfly Printable

I made the {free} Hatching Butterflies Observation Notebook to go along with our Butterfly Unit. It has information on the butterfly lifecycle, facts about butterflies, and space for your child to write observations and/or pictures along your scientific process. I hope this is helpful to other Preschool and Homeschooling families.

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activites and FREE printables: www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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