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Butterflies and their Lifecycle

Learn about the ‘magic’ of metamorphosis! Explore the wonder of nature – the lifecycle of butterflies. See if you can find a butterfly in your own backyard and make your own origami butterfly.

Structure and features

Teacher notes

Learning opportunities:

Rhythm and rhyme

Patterns and cycles in nature

Exploring and discovery in nature


Mathematical language


EYLF outcomes

Learning Outcome 2 Children are connected with and contribute to their world

Learning Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners