Butterfly Books and Activities for Little Learners

One of our very favorite activities in the Spring is studying butterflies! I love that as homeschoolers, we gets to learn about Science in a variety of ways! Recently our caterpillars were delivered, and we are SO excited to get studying! Below you’ll find lots of fun butterfly books and activities for little learners to explore the life cycle of a butterfly, and more!

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Books About Butterflies

I think one of the best ways to introduce a new topic to kiddos is through picture books! Over the years, we have collected a handful of butterfly books because we love this study so much! You can find some of our favorites below! *These are Amazon affiliated links. If you choose to purchase through the links, I may earn a small commission at no extra charge to you. Thanks for your support!*

Smithsonian Kids: Butterflies and Moths – Smithsonian Kids

Great Migrations: Butterflies – Laura Marsh

Caterpillar to Butterfly – Laura Marsh

Flutter, Butterfly! – Shelby Alinsky

Butterflies – Marfe Ferguson Delano

Pinkalicious and the Little Butterfly – Victoria Kann

real caterpillars


Our absolute favorite butterfly activity is watching the life cycle – in REAL LIFE! Each year, we order caterpillars and follow them through their journey. It’s absolutely amazing to watch the cycle from start to finish, and peaks kiddos’ interest in Science with all the excitement!

butterfly life cycle figures

Butterfly Life Cycle Figures

This year, I caught a great deal on these butterfly life cycle figures! I thought they would be SO fun added to our life cycle unit, and in our Spring sensory bins! It’s so fun to HOLD the life cycle in your hands, and practice ordering the cycle!

Butterfly Life Cycle Study

Ready to really get studying?? This butterfly life cycle study includes tons of fun ways to study like vocabulary cards, real-life picture cards, a sensory bin activity, QR codes to butterfly videos, posters, worksheets, and more!

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I hope you and your little ones enjoy these butterfly books and activities! These activities have brought us so much Spring joy, and we’re so excited to share them with you!

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