I’ve had fun lately checking out all the great caterpillar-butterfly unit studies available online! There are so many fun activities you can do with a caterpillar-butterfly unit … and what a great way to introduce insects and metamorphosis!
Here are some of the Montessori-inspired printables and activities I’ve found:
Montessori-Inspired Caterpillar-Butterfly Printables
Butterfly Lifecycle Cards (free) from Homemade Montessori
Butterfly/pupa/caterpillar cards (free) and butterfly and moth activities from Beautiful Sun Montessori
Butterfly Printables (free) from Liat’s Montessori
Butterfly Life Cycle Cards (free) and butterfly activities from Montessori Mom
Butterfly Nomenclature Cards for ages 6-9 (free) from Montessori Helper
Butterfly Materials (available for purchase) from Montessori Print Shop
Butterfly Materials (available for purchase) from Montessori for Everyone
Montessori-Inspired Caterpillar-Butterfly Activities
Montessori-Inspired Insect Unit (my roundup post)
Caterpillar to Butterfly Toddler/Preschool Unit from Carrots Are Orange
Montessori Homeschooling Tip of the Week from Montessori 3-6 Homeschool
Butterfly Project Outline from Muddle Puddle
Butterflies….updates, activities, and links from Simply Montessori
Butterflies in the Herb Garden from Montessori Muddle
Montessori Video, Infant – Concentrating, Focusing on a Butterfly Mobile from Montessori Child Development Stages: First Year+
Spring Sensory Tub and Butterfly Matching from Counting Coconuts
Very Hungry Caterpillar Party (great for end-of-unit celebration) from The Education of Ours
Where to Buy Montessori Materials (links to sources for suppliers with lots of hands-on materials such as butterfly puzzles)
Caterpillar-Butterfly Pinterest Board
There are more great resources (Montessori-inspired and all types) than I could list here. I have a Caterpillar-Butterfly Pinterest board with many more activities.
A caterpillar-butterfly unit is a wonderful unit for spring or summer. Have fun!
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