Family fun

Children in field

Welcome to the family pages of Butterfly Conservation. We've put together a variety of fun activities to help children learn more about butterflies and moths.

The weather is getting warmer and what better excuse to get outside and explore. Check out our activities for families to enjoy (and learn more about butterflies and moths at the same time).

Discover

Family walkScavenger Hunt

There is no better time to get out and enjoy nature. Why not try our Scavenger Hunt and see what you can find! All you need is the Scavenger Hunt list, a camera, a bag and a pen!


Create

collecting leavesMake a butterfly and moth garden
Why not make a small section of your garden into a little butterfly and moth haven? This doesn’t have to take up much space and is a great way to get kids interested in gardening. (It is also a great place to do your Big Butterfly Count). Use a scrapbook to keep track of all the caterpillars, butterflies and moths you see once the flowers are growing. Get more gardening tips and advice.


cartoon caterpillar

Make a butterfly kite
Why not make your own butterfly kite to fly outside? All you need to do is print the butterfly template onto card and follow the instructions to make your own beautiful kite!

 


CraftingMake a lifecycle mobile
Why not work together to make a lifecycle mobile?
All you need is our Butterfly Lifecycle cut-outs, some card, glue, scissors, string and some colouring pencils.

 

 

Play

You don’t have to go outside to find out about butterflies and moths, try out some of our games and see what you can learn.

Child with diceButterfly race game
See which player/butterfly can overcome all the dangers and problems to grow to adulthood first, and learn a little bit about the challenges faced by butterflies at the same time. Simply download the Butterfly Race Game roll the dice and get started!



kids writingButterfly quiz
You can either do this quiz together or split into teams. Just download the quiz and use the internet to find out all about these butterfly breeds and see who can get the most facts right. Once you have found all the facts you can use the answers to see who wins (no cheating!)

 

wordsearch

Wordsearches

Try out our butterfly themed word searches. Why not have a race to see who can get all the words first?

 

 

Learn

Or if you just want a chance to find out a little bit more about some species why not download our factsheets?
Brimstone
Red Admiral
Peacock
Small Tortoiseshell

Win

Have a look at the competitions we have running at the moment

Find out more...

Shop

We now stock a range of children's products in the shop. Why not have a browse?

More

Munching Caterpillars logoFor more fun and educational resources visit the Munching Caterpillars website.