Friday, November 19, 2010

Observe Animal Life Cycles

Purchase a Butterfly Kit and have children observe the Butterfly Life Cycle. Directions are included in the kit. Have children keep a daily log (written or pictures).

 Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden

Other animal kits available for purchase are tadpole and frog kits.
A good source is Carolina Biological Supply Company (

Children can color, sketch, label, list and/or describe the major changes that characterize the life cycle of the butterfly and frog as they go through metamorphosis.

Butterfly Life Cycle:                         
  • egg
  • caterpillar
  • pupa
  • butterfly 

Frog Life Cycle
  • egg
  • tadpole
  • froglet
  • adult frog

Here is a link to The Children's Butterfly Site which has lots of information, worksheets, etc. about butterflies.
Click here: Children's Butterfly Site
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