Bring learning to life!
Our live painted lady caterpillars inspire children with curiosity about nature and science. Even the youngest children learn science basics as caterpillars grow, make their chrysalises and emerge transformed into beautiful butterflies. Classroom activities include careful observation, counting, measuring, comparing, scientific drawing, writing, experimenting and reporting.
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Share your Photos, Share the Wonder
We love to see what happens in your classroom - please send us photos or videos of how you inspire wonder, learning and care with your students. It is great to see your butterflies, ladybugs, sunflowers and more. It inspires us! If we have your permission, we’d love to share your photos in our network of teachers. Without permission, we promise to never share them. But we like seeing them anyway. Download and print a photo release from our Contact page.
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Kids Donate to Conserve Forests & Rivers!
Kids are donating pennies, dimes & quarters for forest & river conservation through the Big Gift to the Earth. Every year, students and teachers around the U.S. raise funds to purchase and protect threatened habitats and endangered species. Since 1989, their combined efforts have raised millions to save more than 700,000 acres of tropical forest.
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Simple Science: Butterfly Handouts
Ready to learn more about painted lady butterflies? Get your students observing, describing, measuring, counting, writing and drawing with these free downloads on Butterfly Anatomy, the Painted Lady Butterfly Life Cycle, a Caterpillar Growth Chart and a Butterfly Vocabulary list that even a lepidopterist can learn from.
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Ladybugs, Ants, Red Worms & More
We have Simple Science activities and handouts for all of the insects we offer including life cycles, anatomy and fun facts. There are also coloring pages, word searches and more in Fun Stuff.
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Fun Stuff: Sunflower Handouts
It’s fun to plant seeds in the dirt and help them grow, but these Fun Stuff activities are also lots of fun. Make a little book about sunflowers, learn a song about growing and a play a word scramble with the letters in sunflowers.
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