Did you know that although most butterflies prefer to drink flower nectar, some like to feed on the liquids found in rotting fruit, in the ooze from trees, and in animal dung!? If you’ve finished the obligatory ‘butterfly life cycle’ study and need a fun way to end your unit, then this ‘Butterflies and Moth’ pack might be just what you’ve been looking for!
Celebrate some lesser known facts about butterflies and the unglamorous moth in this 30 page booklet and accompanying life cycle sequencing cards!
• Life Cycle sequencing cards (20 cards containing beautiful photography of the life cycle of the monarch butterfly)
• Butterfly life cycle sequencing worksheets (in color and black and white)
30 page butterfly and moth booklet ~ page topics include:
• Sequencing and explaining the stages in the life cycle of the butterfly
• Butterfly/Moth word find (plus answer sheet) and alphabetical ordering vocab activity
• True or false questions about butterflies and moths (plus answers)
• How long is that proboscis? (Measurement activity using strips of paper)
• Find and sketch – can you find all stages of the butterfly life cycle to sketch?
• Plant for the butterflies! What plants do they prefer?
• Is that a butterfly or a moth? Learn how to tell the difference!
• Use a magnifying glass to study and sketch butterflies and moths focus on antennae, proboscis and wings)
• Cool butterfly and moth facts (Did you know that butterflies can see ultraviolet light? This means they can see patterns and colors on flowers and other butterflies that are invisible to humans…)
• Silly butterfly/moth jokes
• Butterfly and moth facts in numbers (How many species of moths have scientists discovered in the world so far? 140,000!) Guessing sheet plus answers
• Coloring sheet and symmetrical coloring challenge
• Butterfly/moth measuring activity
• Acrostic poem template
• Add the vowels to the butterfly themed words
• Look closely at the colors on your butterfly or moth with a magnifying glass and record all the colors you can see on the paint palette
• Use the zoom function on your digital camera to get a close up of your butterfly or moth
• Record the key words from this topic
• Butterfly anatomy labelling
• 10 Butterfly/moth challenges (e.g. plant a flower that butterflies like to drink nectar from; sit near an outside light after dark and watch the moths! How many can you count?)
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