Caterpillar and butterfly identification activity

Summer is here and both our kids are having so much fun chasing after butterflies and searching for caterpillars. As a family we are getting pretty good at identifying the butterflies that we see but we are not as good at identifying the caterpillars. Our daughter in particular is very enthusiastic about learning the names of all the creatures we find, she wants to know if they are rare, what they eat, where do they live etc and so we decided to make a simple, visual identification guide that shows 6 common caterpillars and butterflies found in the Uk and mentions what the caterpillar likes to feed on and the time of year that you can see the butterfly in flight. Our caterpillar and butterfly identification sheets are free for you to download and enjoy.

We would like to say a special thank you to Peter Eeles and Vince Massimo from ukbutterflies.co.uk for letting us use their photographs in the identification sheet. If like us your kids are butterfly enthusiasts I highly recommend checking out their website which is full of information on British butterflies including many clear images of caterpillars and butterflies which makes identification easier. There are also some great images of the life cycle of the butterfly that children will really enjoy looking at, videos, information and much more.

Caterpillar and butterfly identification sheet for kids

We have made a visual caterpillar and butterfly identification field guide for kids that show six common caterpillars that can be found in the UK and the butterfly that they become.

Please feel free to download, print and share these identification sheets.

 

Kindergardening.co.uk - Caterpillar and butterfly identification sheet for kids Nature explorers, young gardeners and mini beast enthusiasts will enjoy this visual guide.To download this sheet please click here

Kindergardening.co.uk - Caterpillar and butterfly identification sheet for kids Nature explorers, young gardeners and mini beast enthusiasts will enjoy this visual guide.

To download this sheet please click here

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