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Butterfly Life Cycle Pack Including Observation Journal

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K - 1st
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Learn all about the life cycle of butterflies with this Butterfly Life Cycle pack that you can use year after year in conjunction with raising butterflies in your classroom! The Butterfly Observation Journal, labeling pages, emergent reader, writing pages and other activities will make raising butterflies in your classroom more meaningful. These cross-curricular activities will help you cover your Science Standards while still meeting Math and Language Arts Standards! Perfect for a Spring Life Cycles Unit!

Activities included:

Butterfly Life Cycle Sequencing Cards: Use the cards on this page to have your students sequence the life cycle of a butterfly. You can have them arrange the cards in a pocket chart or place a small piece of Velcro on the back for use on a felt board.

Life Cycle Sequencing Sheets: Have students color, cut out and paste the cards on page 8 in the correct order on page 7. Alternatively, have students color page 6.

Label the Butterfly and Caterpillar!: Here is a fun labeling and coloring activity for your students. The first page is a full color version already labeled that you can display in your classroom. The 2nd page is a b&w version for your students to color and complete. I’ve included both a caterpillar labeling page and a butterfly labeling page.

Butterfly Life Cycle Easy Reader: Have students color and assemble pages into a book that they can read and reread! This is printed so that you can get 2 pages per piece of paper.

Butterfly Life Cycle KWL Charts: A color and b&w version of KWL charts. Have students complete these before, during and after your life cycle unit. I always display my color version in the classroom and have the students complete their b&w versions for in their life cycle journal.

Butterfly Metamorphosis Calendar: Use this calendar if you are raising butterflies in your classroom. Just have students start with day 1 and record until you release the butterflies! This calendar is blank so you can have students add the month and dates appropriate to your unit of study.

Butterfly Life Cycle Writing Pages: Use these pages for students to write and draw about the Butterfly Life Cycle. The 1st page can be used as a non-fiction narrative of the life cycle, or for students to create a fictional story of a butterfly. The other two pages have specific prompts for your students to write to.

Butterfly Observation Journal: Use these pages for students to record their observations if you raise butterflies in your classroom. You can use them in any order and use as many or as few as you decide. Students fill in the day of the cycle, and then answer the questions and/or illustrate.

Butterfly Life Cycle Roll & Graph Activity: Create a cube (either cut out and fold the pre-made cube or use the pictures to create your own cube by gluing them on wooden cubes or placing in the pockets of a cube such as this one.) Students then roll the cube and record each roll on their graph. When one image reaches the top of the graph they stop and fill out the More, Less or Equal sheet or the Addition sheet.

Roll & Cover Addition and Subtraction Sheets: This is a fun game for math centers. Provide students with 2 dice, some two-sided tokens and a game mat. Students take turns rolling the dice and either adding or subtracting depending on the game mat. If the sum or difference is uncovered they can place their token on top. Play continues until all of the numbers are covered. The students with the most tokens on the board is the winner.

Color by Sum: Fun Butterfly color-by-sum sheets for your students to color according to the code. The first page is sums to 10 and the second is sums to 20 so you can differentiate for your students.

Butterfly Life Cycle worksheets: Two worksheets for your students to practice matching the terms for the butterfly life cycle to the correct pictures.

Crowns: a Butterfly Life Cycle crown and a 3D Craft crown. Students color, cut and paste to create their crowns and display their knowledge!

Check out my other Life Cycle Units too!

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