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.

Summer may be over but even on cold, rainy days there are still lots of fun ways to get children involved with butterflies and nature.


Family walkScavenger Hunt
Why not try our brand new Autumn/Winter Scavenger Hunt, just put on some wellies and get out exploring. All you need for this activity is the Butterfly Conservation Scavenger Hunt list and a pen!



collecting leavesBecome a butterfly
Make the most of the colourful autumn leaves and use them to make your very own butterfly wings. See how many different colours you can find. Get a grown-up to help you cut some pieces of paper into wing shapes then glue on all the leaves you have collected.

cartoon caterpillarMake a caterpillar
You can make a magnificent caterpillar using egg boxes, paint and few little extras. Follow these instructions. If you need some inspiration you can model your creation on a real caterpillar from our identification guides.


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.



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!)




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




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


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

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


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