There are so many fun activities you can do with a caterpillar-butterfly unit … and what a great way to introduce insects and metamorphosis!
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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 Counting Book (free number book printable)
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
Free Butterfly Printables and Montessori-Inspired Butterfly Activities (my post with a long list of free printables + ideas for using free printables to create Montessori-inspired activity trays)
Free Butterfly Printables and Montessori-Inspired Butterfly Letter Activities (my post with free printables, including a Montessori-inspired subscriber freebie pack, + ideas for using free printables to create Montessori-inspired letter activity trays)
Montessori-Inspired Caterpillar-Butterfly Activities
Montessori-Inspired Insect Unit (my roundup post)
Little Wonders’ Days blog is no longer available.
Montessori-Inspired Life Cycle of a Butterfly (part of my life cycle post)
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
Caterpillar to Butterfly Toddler/Preschool Unit from Carrots Are Orange
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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