How to Make a Learn About Butterflies Day with Butterfly Coloring Pages, Pictures and Facts
Butterflies for Kids
Learn about butterflies!
Butterflies delight people young and old because of their beauty and grace. Here we'll explore some butterfly facts for kids along with having some coloring fun. I've also got some cool butterfly pictures to share.
These flying insects are found almost everywhere in the world. The only place they won't be found are in really cold areas.
Want to know how to attract butterflies? I'll cover that, too. For now, let's start at the beginning. Butterflies aren't born as butterflies. They start as caterpillars.
Butterflies image by Dr. F. Nemos at Wikimedia Commons.
Butterfly Stages of Life
There are four stages in a butterfly's life. The first stage is an egg. When the egg hatches, out comes a caterpillar, which is the second stage..
In the third stage, the caterpillar begins a transformation. In this stage it becomes a pupa. You might also know this as a chrysalis.
In the fourth and final stage, a butterfly emerges.
Caterpillar photo by earl53 at morgueFile.
Caterpillar Coloring Page
Caterpillar image courtesy of WPClipart.
Butterfly and Chrysalis
Here you'll see a brand new butterfly who just emerged from its chrysalis.
Chrysalis image by hotblack at morgueFile.
Butterfly Body Parts
A butterfly's body is divided into three parts. The top part is the head. This has its eyes and antenna. The second part is the thorax. It has the butterfly's legs and wings. The bottom part is the abdomen. This contains the butterfly's digestive and reproductive organs.
Butterfly Coloring Sheet
Butterrfly image by Pearson Scott Foresman and uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by user Qwertyytrewqqwerty.
If you want to attract butterflies to your yard, plant some flowers with delicious nectar. Butterflies love the taste of nectar and this will draw them to you.
Butterfly Coloring Image
Image by Pearson Scott Foresman and uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by user Qwertyytreqqwerty.
Learn About Butterflies Day
Did you know there's an actual holiday to celebrate learning about butterflies? It's called Learn About Butterflies Day and it's celebrated on March 14. The origins of the holiday are unknown. Of course, you don't need a holiday to celebrate butterflies. You can celebrate learning about butterflies whenever you want, but isn't it cool there's a special holiday for it? Let's look at some ways to celebrate!
Have you ever celebrated Learn About Butterflies Day before?
Butterfly Song and Lyrics
Here's a cute butterfly song for kids.
Butterfly Book for Kids
Here's a fun butterfly book that features The Cat in the Hat.
This book takes kids from the egg and goes through the different life stages until a butterfly emerges.
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Butterfly Craft for Kids
- TP Roll Butterfly
Make a butterfly craft from a toilet paper roll.
Raise your own butterflies! I've personally had this and the whole family loved it.
If possible, go for a butterfly walk. Find as many different colored butterflies as you can. Bring along some binoculars in order to see them better. If there's a camera handy, try taking some pictures of them.
Vote for your favorite butterfly picture!
Beautiful Butterfly Pictures - Red Butterfly Picture
Red butterfly image by earl53 at morgueFile.
Yellow Butterfly Picture
Image by rollingroscoe at morgueFile.
White Butterfly Picture
Image by juditu at morgueFile.
Green Butterfly Picture
Image by doctor_bob at morgueFile.
Blue Butterfly Picture
Butterfly image by Charles M. Wrenn III at morgueFile.
Which butterfly picture is your favorite?
Butterfly Game for Kids
Here's a simple butterfly game. To begin, print out one butterfly coloring sheet from above per child playing the game. Let kids color and decorate them.
Cut out the butterfly images and glue each one onto a Popsicle stick. Allow time for them to dry. Take a large bowl, preferably plastic or stainless steel, and place it on the floor. Have kids stand about 10 feet away. (The length can be adjusted to accommodate the age of the kids playing.)
Have kids try to toss, (make the butterfly "fly") into the bowl. After 5 tries, whoever gets the most butterflies into the bowl wins!
Image by WPClipart.
Don't you love the vibrant colors on this poster? It can be hung when completed.
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Butterflies have 4 wings and 6 legs.
Butterfly image courtesy of WPClipart.
Image courtesy of WPClipart.
Image courtesy of WPClipart.
Kids can search for butterflies with these adorable binoculars.