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Monarch Magic

The monarch butterfly is one of the most recognizable butterflies with its vibrant orange and black wings. Millions of monarchs take a famous seasonal migration traveling from the United States and Canada south to California and Mexico for the winter and back again the next spring and summer.

Let’s Do It!

  1. Watch Ms. Debbie’s video on the transformation of a monarch caterpillar to an adult butterfly!

  2. Find a friend or family member and talk about the questions below!

Talk it Over

  1. What do monarch’s eat? Do the caterpillar and adult eat the same thing?

  2. Why is it important to have the right food for monarch butterflies?

  3. How can you create a garden for monarchs? What can you plant?

Butterfly Life Cycle Shuffle
Supplies:

Let’s Do it:

  1. Print the PDF of the “”Butterfly Life Cycle Cards”

  2. Cut out the “Butterfly Life Cycle Cards” and organize them in sequential order (1,2,3,4) on to the next page

  3. After you have arranged the cards, discuss them with your family and friends.

Talk it Over!

  1. Who lays eggs? Do Caterpillars lay eggs? Do pupa lay eggs?

  2. What hatches from eggs? What do you see eating the leaves?

  3. How do the larva (caterpillars) rest before becoming adults?

  4. What emerges from the pupa?