Butterfly In Classroom

Butterfly life cycle

Egg: A butterfly starts its life as a tiny egg. The egg is usually laid on a leaf by the mother butterfly. It’s like a little house where the baby butterfly will grow.

Caterpillar: When the egg hatches, a caterpillar comes out. Caterpillars are also called larvae. They have many legs and a big appetite! They eat a lot of leaves and grow bigger and bigger.

Chrysalis: After the caterpillar has grown enough, it forms a hard shell around itself called a chrysalis. Inside the chrysalis, the caterpillar undergoes a magical transformation. It turns into a butterfly, but we can’t see it happening because it’s hidden inside the chrysalis.

Butterfly: When the transformation is complete, the chrysalis opens up, and a beautiful butterfly comes out. At first, its wings are small and wet, but soon they dry out and become strong. The butterfly can fly and explore the world around it.