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“Learn About Butterflies” – A Fun Activity and Craft!

Turn reading or spelling practice into a work of art! 

Practice makes perfect, and this engaging hands-on activity is the perfect way to practice reading and spelling lesson words. The world’s most beautiful butterflies are ready to flutter into your home, so let’s get going before they fly away!

Instructions for “Learn About Butterflies” 

  1. Download and print the butterfly illustration cards. 
  2. Cut out the reading or spelling cards for the level you wish to practice. 
  3. Print out the “Where in the World?” butterfly chart with fun facts about each butterfly. Build your butterfly art collection with every correct answer. 

Playing “Learn About Butterflies” 

Spread out the butterfly cards on the floor or table. Have your child read aloud the word on each card she flips or write the spelling word you dictate.

Once your collection is complete, have your child find each matching butterfly on the chart. Share the name, habitat, and fun fact about that butterfly with your child.

Turn Learning into Art!


Here are three more ideas:

  1. Create a colorful mobile and display it in your child’s room or your teaching space. Hang it in a location with a slight draft or blow on the mobile to make your butterflies flutter together while they hover overhead.
  2. Make a coffee table book by preserving your exotic butterfly collection in a binder with page protectors or make a shadow box to showcase her favorites.
  3. Get creative! How else can you display these beautiful illustrations in a way that creates a lasting memory and fosters a love for learning?

Share your butterfly art creation with other homeschool parents. We would love to see your child’s masterpiece too! Please share your photos with us on social media and check out other works of art created by All About Learning students from around the world.

We would love to hear about your experience with this artful activity. Add a comment below! 

 

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Shayla

says:

Oh this is such a fun way to learn about butterflies, especially on a rainy day!

Robin

says: Customer Service

Shayla,
Enjoy learning about butterflies, and I hope you get some nice, clear butterfly weather soon!

Marissa

says:

This is perfect timing for our Butterfly unit! Thank you!

Robin

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Marissa!

Megan

says:

Love this!

Shelby

says:

Such a pretty and educational activity out kids loved it!

Robin

says: Customer Service

Shelby,
Thank you for letting us know your kids enjoyed this activity! We love hearing that!

Liz

says:

Thank you for this amazing activity. It is very timely. My daughter just finished Level 1 and my son Level 3. My kids will love doing this. We are going to a butterfly exhibit next week!

Robin

says: Customer Service

Liz,
This activity is a great go-along for a field trip to a butterfly exhibit! Enjoy!

Olivia

says:

Thanks for the free lesson! Excited to try it with my daughter

Robin

says: Customer Service

You’re so welcome, Olivia! Enjoy!

Wendy Coughanour

says:

Oh my goodness, what a clever idea! I’m so new to homeschooling and sometimes I’m not sure what activity to make. I love this blog teaches about reading and spelling with creativity. This activity can easily count towards Social Studies, Science, ELA, and Math by counting the butterflies. Love, love this suggestion.

Robin

says: Customer Service

I’m so glad this activity will be a help to you, Wendy! I think it would be such a fun way to dig into geography and some biology!

Rebecca Kenyon

says:

This looks like so much fun

Robin

says: Customer Service

Thank you, Rebecca!

Brandi Enns

says:

Oh this looks like such a fun activity to do and learn about butterfly’s! Thank you for sharing all of these helpful extras for our children to learn and play!

Robin

says: Customer Service

You are so welcome, Brandi! Enjoy!

Mira

says:

We just hatched our butterflies; perfect extra activity to add!

Sara Wilke

says:

OMG this is too cute! My kids are going to LOVE this one 😍

Mary

says:

This would be fun to pair with a trip to the butterfly exhibit on our vacation.

Robin

says: Customer Service

Oh, great idea, Mary! That would be such a great tie-in!

Samantha Haltom

says:

Thank you for the amazing and creative ideas!

Miriam

says:

What a fun activity!! My child loves butterflies.

Susan

says:

My boys really enjoyed this activity. We used it for All About Reading level 1 and All About Spelling level 2

Megan

says:

My daughter loves butterflies, this is perfect! Thank you!

Leah

says:

Awww! I love this! So fun!

Stephanie

says:

These will be perfect for our summer butterfly unit. Thanks!

Katherine

says:

The butterflies are so beautiful ❤️

Tricia

says:

What a fun activity! Thank you!

Jade Henke

says:

I’m so grateful for all the added activities my All About Learning includes.

Jade Henke

says:

I’m so grateful for all the added activities all about learning offers.

Elizabeth

says:

Thank you for creating all of these extras for my children to learn!

Christina

says:

I love this combination of reading & spelling practice along with nonfiction learning. My kids are big nonfiction fans and this makes it such a fun way to get them reading and spelling while having fun learning about butterflies!

Lindsay

says:

What beautiful graphics!

Robin

says: Customer Service

Thank you, Lindsay!

Dina Duma

says:

Such a great activity!

Robin

says: Customer Service

Thank you, Dina!

Nicole C

says:

What grateful ideas!! I can’t wait to use them with my kiddos!

Robin

says: Customer Service

Thank you, Nicole! Enjoy!

hawwa

says:

An awesome activity for little ones

Robin

says: Customer Service

Thank you!

Megan

says:

My daughter would love this!

Lisa Welch

says:

So excited I came across this blog post! We are starting our butterfly unit and this has so many fun things to add to our unit.

Robin

says: Customer Service

I’m glad this is such great timing for you, Lisa! Butterflies are so much fin!