Caterpillar to Butterfly Kit for Classroom: Painted Lady Butterflies

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Painted Lady Butterfly Kit for School With 32 Caterpillars and Large 18 "Pop Up Habitat"

Caterpillar to Butterfly Kit for Classroom: Painted Lady Butterflies

Caterpillar to Butterfly Kit for Classroom is a rewarding classroom exercise, even if you haven’t grown critters with your class before. Up to 32 children can take part in this activity and grow their own butterflies with this kit.

  • The kit includes 32 caterpillars or certificate for 32 caterpillars, butterfly habitat, water mister, butterfly feeder, sugar, sugar water dropper, coloring page, caterpillar food and spoon, small cups and lids, filter paper, a transfer brush, and instructions.
  • Order your kit with live caterpillars now OR receive your kit with a FREE certificate which you can redeem to get your caterpillars at a later date.
  • We guarantee that 22 out of 32 caterpillars will grow into happy, adult butterflies. Usually, all of them do fine.
  • You can release your butterflies outside after observing them if it’s over 50°F.
  • LIVE ARRIVAL GUARANTEED! Please do not order if it’s below 40°F or above 85°F in your area. Our live arrival guarantee will be void if ordered during these temperatures.
Recommended for ages 4 years and up, with adult supervision
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD — Small parts. Not for children under 3 years



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Caterpillar to Butterfly Kit for Classroom is a fun way to put active learning into action. Growing butterflies provides a wondrous hands-on opportunity for children as they learn about the concepts of life cycle and metamorphosis in nature. With this kit, your class can enjoy rearing butterflies any time of the year, even during winter time!

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Your Caterpillar to Butterfly Kit for Classroom Will Contain

  • 32 painted lady caterpillars
  • Butterfly habitat selected by you
  • A cup filled with concentrated caterpillar food
  • A spoon
  • 32 small cups and lids
  • 32 squares of filter paper and a transfer brush
  • Water mister
  • A butterfly feeder with cotton wick
  • 4 packets of sugar
  • A sugar water dropper
  • Butterfly life cycle coloring page
  • Kit Instructions

Inspire Curiosity About Nature

Caterpillar to Butterfly Kit for Classroom is a fun project to teach children about metamorphosis. Learning about the life cycle of butterflies helps children understand how life evolves. Watching caterpillars turn into butterflies is a fulfilling experience which encourages them to seek out similar examples in nature.

The length of the project is ideal for a fun-filled classroom activity. The transformation of caterpillars to butterflies takes about 3 weeks. The practical experience seamlessly combines with the lesson at hand and drives home the concepts of metamorphosis and life cycle.

An Effortless yet Engrossing Exercise

Even if you or your class haven’t raised critters before, growing butterflies is an easy adventure with this kit. For about 3 weeks your classroom will liven up while everyone enjoys this project. The kids will always be excited to check the progress of their caterpillars every day, eager to learn more about them.

You can include the kit instructions in your lesson. Keep the children intrigued by planning easy activities around the topic. Use the butterfly life cycle coloring page for this. You can also encourage them to keep a daily journal to note the progress of their caterpillars.

Can’t Grow Them Just Once

Growing butterflies is such a satisfying adventure for children that you will want to to do it all again. Our butterfly habitats are butterfly-friendly, safe for children, and also completely reusable. You can buy the 32-caterpillars refill kit to experience the fun again. After your class finishes rearing their butterflies, you can release them outside when the temperature is above 50°F.

After your class finishes rearing their butterflies, you can continue to keep them in the habitat and observe them for a few days. You can bring to the attention of the class their unique behavior as they taste with their feet and sip on fruit juices or sugar water with their unrolled, tube-like mouthparts. After a few days, you can release them outside when the temperature is above 50°F.

7 reviews for Caterpillar to Butterfly Kit for Classroom: Painted Lady Butterflies

  1. 5 out of 5

    Wonderful customer service, they go above and beyond. Fast shipping. We had 20 live butterflies from the kit! It is a fantastic opportunity for school-age and/or preschoolers (our toddlers enjoyed them as well). I would not hesitate to order these again from this company.

  2. 4 out of 5

    It worked perfect! The children loved seeing caterpillars growing and becoming butterflies, about 4 of them didn’t make it….:( but overall it was great!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Excellent value! Came exactly as expected; and on time!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Everything arrived just as described. The larvae was in perfect condition. My students loved watching the metamorphosis of the painted lady. Thank you for having such an awesome product!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Great item for Sr. Citizens center. We had the Srs put the food and caterpillars in the containers. Now they are watching everyday to see the J form. In Science—-don’t leave out Srs. Arrived before expected in excellent condition.

  6. 5 out of 5

    I was pleased our funding allowed us to continue butterflies in spring for the second year. The caterpillars arrived the same week with all the required supplies. Our kindergarteners couldn’t have been more excited. After transferring caterpillars into individual containers we put them in our science area with magnifying glasses. Students are bring their parents in after school
    to share their excitement!! See you again next year!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Love this! All but 3 of our caterpillars turned into butterflies. We have really enjoyed this.

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