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Waiting for Wings
Author: Lois Ehlert
Ages: 3-7
Topic: Butterflies, Butterfly gardens
Genre: Picture Book, Easy
Copyright Year: 2001
This is a beautiful picture story about caterpillars, butterflies and the gardens that attract them. We learn about the magical process of the butterfly life cycle. The plants and animals featured in the book are identified on the final pages. There are suggestions for growing a butterfly-friendly garden.

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 Teacher Lesson Plans: 

Life Cycle of Butterflies Grades: K&endash;3 This is a technology lesson for second grade. Lesson will teach about the life cycle of a butterfly.

Watercolor Butterfly--Art Activity-A colorful lesson to paint butterflies for elementary students. This can also be a great science lesson when studying butterflies or insects.

The Birth of a Butterfly--Lesson Plan Grade 1, 2

Creativity and Butterflies--Children love to study butterflies and use their imagination.This
lesson gives them the opportunity to do both.
Caterpillars to Butterflies-- This unit involves setting up a science activity that allows students to observe the development of a caterpillar into a butterfly.
Caresheet for rearing caterpillars
Children's Butterfly Site Coloring page of Monarch Butterfly life Cycle
Bugs and Butterfly- Activities
Ms. Cooke's Butterfly Webquest

Butterfly Clip Art

Beautiful Butterflies--Teacher Lesson Plan 4th to 6th
Author and Book Connections 
Lois Ehlert is the author of many award-winning picture books. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she creates her books. She collects folk art.
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