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Bright Butterfly Toys For Toddlers And Preschoolers

Updated on December 30, 2014

Colorful, Attractive Butterfly Toys

Butterflies are beautiful and surprisingly useful insects. Some look like flying flowers, and they come in a multitude of colors. Butterflies are useful, because they transfer pollen, and help our food to grow. They are attractive to young children because of their bright colors and gentle fluttering flight.

Children develop and grow at different rates, so I have taken that into account with the range of toys here. I hope your little girls and boys will be delighted with these cheerful and fun toys. I've also included a video of the Butterfly Colors Song, a great way to introduce children to colors.

I saw a poet chase a butterfly in a meadow. He put his net on a bench where a boy sat reading a book. It's a misfortune that it is usually the other way round.

— Karl Kraus

My intro photo shows a Toysmith Butterfly wind up. Children love the bright colors and flapping wings.

Toysmith Butterfly Wind-Up (assorted colors/sold individually)
Toysmith Butterfly Wind-Up (assorted colors/sold individually)

Bright and colorful wind up butterflies. Watch them flap their wings as they run around.


A Butterfly Toy for Grasping and Matching

Butterfly color and shape matching fun! This set contains five 3-piece butterflies perfect for little hands to grasp and match up. They can practice color and shape recognition and develop fine motor skills.

Learning Resources Snap-n-Learn Shape Butterflies
Learning Resources Snap-n-Learn Shape Butterflies

Bright and colorful butterfly matching set suitable for young children to enjoy, includes shape matching: circle, star, heart, square and triangle


The Butterfly Colours Song

The Cat in the Hat talks about Butterflies

In this wonderful book, The Cat in the Hat helps Sally and Dick understand the miracle of the metamorphosis of an egg into a caterpillar, and eventually bright and colorful butterfly! Young readers will also discover how butterflies can be identified, as well as how they drink nectar, avoid being eaten by predators, and can see thousands of images at one time.

My, Oh My--A Butterfly!: All About Butterflies (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)
My, Oh My--A Butterfly!: All About Butterflies (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)

The Cat in the Hat helps inspire an interest in the natural world around us.


Little Tikes Butterfly Beach Sandbox & Wading Pool

This is a cool all-in-one sandbox and pool, in the unfolded wings of a butterfly. quite a large butterfly, in fact, at 64.2 inches in wingspan, 39 inches wide and 6 inches high. It has a colorful umbrella to help protect children from the sun. To keep the sand clean and protected from the elements, empty the pool side and flip it over, as a secure lid.

Little Tikes Butterfly Beach Sandbox and Wading Pool
Little Tikes Butterfly Beach Sandbox and Wading Pool

The unfolded wings form a sandbox and a pool. The attached umbrella provides shade from bright sunshine. Closing the wings, by flipping over the pool side keeps the sand clean and protected. Can be stored neatly and compactly.


Butterfly Tunnel

Another great toy for active play indoors or out is the bright, colourful butterfly tunnel, featuring Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch characters.

Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Bella Butterfly Crawl-Through Tunnel (almost 5 feet long)
Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Bella Butterfly Crawl-Through Tunnel (almost 5 feet long)

Colorful butterfly themed play tunnel, made of durable materials, and sets up quickly for indoors or outdoors play.


Naptime Butterfly Buddies

I love these huggable naptime (or anytime) buddies! The soft plush Butterfly Slumber Buddy can help to create a peaceful environment at bedtime, with its selection of lullabies and natural sounds. It has a cool, calming starry sky display that can be projected onto the ceiling in your baby's room. You can select individual colors or a rhythmic light show.

The Slumber buddy is available in other animal choices, including bumblebee, frog and elephant.

Summer Infant Slumber Buddies Projection and Melodies Soother, Bella the Butterfly
Summer Infant Slumber Buddies Projection and Melodies Soother, Bella the Butterfly

This cute and comforting Slumber Buddy, plays lullabies and nature. It has a 3 level volume control. Auto shut-off after 15, 30 or 45 minutes.


Butterfly Collection Toy Box

And, finally, a cute and practical toy storage box to start your child off the right way. It has a fun design, with butterflies, and will look great in any child's room. Teach your child how to organize their toys and treasures in the three compartments of this durable box.

Guidecraft Butterfly Toy Box
Guidecraft Butterfly Toy Box

This hand-painted toy box is made for kids ages 3 and up. It is 32.5 inches x 28'5 inches x 17 inches and weighs 46 lbs. The interior is spacious, with removable dividers. It can be personalised with three Photo-Cut Outs. Requires an adult to put it together. It has safety hinges to protect small fingers.


Did You Like These Butterfly Toys? - Have I missed something really cool?

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    • savateuse profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago

      me too!

    • Sara2901 profile image


      3 years ago

      Really cute. I liked the toy box.

    • Frischy profile image


      4 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      These are such cute toys! I miss having a little girl. Mine are mostly grown now.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Yes, I love these butterfly toys and I love butterflys, too!

    • savateuse profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @siserou: Sad, but true. Thanks for visiting my lens!

    • siserou profile image


      5 years ago

      There are so few real butterflies for the kids to see anymore, that we almost need things made to resemble a butterfly.


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