Butterflies are some of the most delicately beautiful creatures God has blessed us with. Their vast array of colors, shapes and patterns is stunning, while the strength in flight they possess is almost unbelievable!
They have to take shelter in strong winds and rain, yet some varieties can fly thousands of miles for their yearly migration. And, besides being beautiful, butterflies play an important role in our world as pollinators.
In this unit, you’ll learn how God created flowers to catch the attention of butterflies by performing experiments. You’ll also learn such things as why butterflies can be found in groups around a puddle of water, how you can provide them a safe habitat, and how their body parts benefit them.
You’ll, of course, find out about the complete life cycle and metamorphosis of the butterfly, as well as learn where to look to find the butterfly in each of its life cycle stages.
This unit is literally packed with nature study suggestions, experiments, information, project ideas, writing prompts and SO much more. It comes with 16 notebooking pages that can be used with some of the suggested activities. Don’t miss out on studying one of God’s most miraculous gifts in nature!
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60 pages, e-book
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Links to art, artists, composers, compositions, poetry and literature suggestions:
Artist and Picture Study –
Andy Warhol – Butterfly
Salvador Dali – Landscape with Butterflies
Berthe Morisot – The Butterfly Chase
Eric Carle – Various tissue paper art from The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Composer and Music Study – Frederic Chopin
William Wordsworth – To a Butterfly
Jeff Moss – The Butterfly Jar
Recommended Books and Such
These are links to specific titles that we have suggested where we ask you to do your own internet search because of copyright. We’re hoping this will be an acceptable compromise! There are often other books we have suggested to go along with the art, composer or poetry suggestions. They are already included in the “recommended book” section, so we chose not to link them again.
As always, if you come across a great link or additional idea for any of these areas, please let us know and we’ll add it right away!
I’ve pinned several fun ideas to supplement your Butterflies Flutter By study!