Looking for differentiated butterfly activity books for kids? You are in the right place! Check out these 3 fun and unique flip books that make it easy to learn about butterflies: The Butterfly Nature Journal, All About Butterflies, and Raising Butterflies.
Summer is in full swing and we have been spending a ton of time outdoors! We love this time of year. The wildflowers are blooming, the sunsets are gorgeous, and the butterflies are dancing all around us. With so many butterflies in our area, my boys are so eager to learn about butterflies. And they have so many questions! What are all of the different types of butterflies? How many butterflies are there? What do they eat? How do caterpillars turn into butterflies? So.many. questions.
We’ve turned to our favorite butterfly books for the answers and I thought it would be nice to have a space to document their learning. I’m all about low prep these days, but I also want activities to be inviting and fun. Enter flip books! They are so easy to prep. Just print them off, cut on the thick black line and staple or glue the pages together. My boys love flipping through the books and are so proud of their finished work!
Ready to give it a try!? Here’s what you’ll need..
- Butterfly Flip Books
- Glue or Stapler
- Optional Books- Here are a few of our favorite butterfly books: A Butterfly is Patient, Caterpillars, Bugs, and Butterflies, and The Butterfly House.
- Optional Butterfly Garden
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Check out the Butterfly Flip Books!
This is what the books look like when assembled. Just flip up the tabs to show the next page!
Kids love using these books and add an element of fun to any activity!
Adults can prep the books or let children give it a try! Just cut on the black line.
Take a Closer Look
This is the first butterfly flip book:
This is called the Butterfly Nature Journal book. You can put this on a clipboard and take it outside! This is a naturally differentiated book so I only created one version. Older children can add more detail/label their drawings and younger children can practice drawing with simple lines.
Kids can take their time with this book or finish in one nature walk!
I suggest adding a clip or clothespin to the top of the clipboard to keep the pages back. Try drawing simple sketches outside and then use watercolor, colored pencils, or crayons to add color and detail to the drawings!
This is the second butterfly flip book:
It’s called the All About Butterflies book and it comes in 2 differentiated versions! The covers and tabs look the same…
But the activity pages are different! This is an example of the “life cycle” page in the All About Butterflies book.
Here, my four year old is tracing the life cycle words and 7 year old is drawing the life cycle. These books are great for homeschooling, multiage classrooms, or to meet the needs and abilities of a typical classroom!
This is the third butterfly flip book:
It’s called the Raising Butterflies book and also comes in 2 differentiated versions.
This is an example of the “caterpillar” page in the Raising Butterflies book. Here, my 4 year old is drawing his caterpillars and my 7 year old is drawing and writing about them. Want to give this a try?If your children like to learn about butterflies, Grab the book HERE!
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I hope you give this simple nature activity a try! I promise, your little nature lovers will love this one.