Check out just a few of the fun things I have collected over the years to bring the world of butterflies & into my classroom.
My very favorite is this GEO Safari Talking Telescope. It comes with tons of insect slides for kiddos to explore. It tells insect facts and even gives a quiz! Click the image above to purchase:)
I also have models of the life cycle out for my students to refer to. Insect Lore offers fantastic life cycle models. Here is the one I use in class.
My favorite butterfly book to read with my class when studying the life cycle is The Life Cycle of a Butterfly by Bobbie Kalman.
This book is wonderful because it walks you through each stage of the life cycle!
Yep...those are gummy worms! They work perfectly! I use the image below to diagram with the class. I blow it up big on my smartboard. Once we are done labeling, my students have a great model to use when creating their own gummy caterpillars!
Click the image below to grab a FREE copy to use with your own gummy caterpillars!
(Just a tip...I hot glue the gummy worms first to card stock:)
If you are interested in the other stages and how I represent them in a craft, just give the image below a click! I promise your students will LOVE them all!