Butterflies and Moths Sort – Free Printable

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You are invited to download the posters and picture cards with butterflies and moths – learning printables for preschool and kindergarten children. Use this resource with clear true-to-life images to create hands-on spring and summer activities for your students. This resource will come in handy if you are planning to explore insects in your Montessori and early childhood classroom.

butterflies and moths cards

Butterflies and moths poster, sorting and matching cards for littles (pre-k and K students) – match, glue onto a watercolor background.

Are your students becoming more and more excited about the changes that take place in nature? With the arrival of Spring, children enjoy observing insects come alive.

Younger children can be encouraged to match colored pictures to the black and white version and sort the insects into two categories. Prepare glue-and-paste activities. Cut insect cards, laminate, attach the hook, and loop dots to add an extra challenge for little fingers. Older children might be inspired to research and create their own book of moths and butterflies that dwell in your area, explore how butterflies and moths are different and the characteristics that are common for both groups of insects, glue cutouts, or draw and label the insects.

Here is what’s included:

  • 2 x moths and butterflies – poster
  • 1 x sorting mat – background
  • 1 x page with images of butterflies and moths for matching

I love this idea @raisingmaeve had. Jess enlarged the background and used adhesive to create this wonderful little activity for her child.
If you would like to enlarge the background, here is how you can do it. Hit Print. Make sure in your Advanced Settings ‘Print As Image’ has been deselected. Then hit ‘Poster’ and set your ‘Tile Scale’ according to how large you would like your poster to be. If you set it at 100%, it will print on two sheets. Trim sheets as needed and connect your poster pieces using scotch tape.

butterflies and moths cards


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Insects and Crawling Creatures Preschool Pack

Insects and Crawling Creatures learning activity pack for preschool children aged 3-6. The invertebrate animals-themed activity pack contains printables to create a wide range of hands-on experiences for young children.

insects and crawling creatures

Students will practice building tens, work on strengthening their hand muscles with cutting, and push pinning exercises, practice identifying colors, work on developing logical thinking with sorting and matching activities, learn about the types of minibeasts, spider life cycle, parts of a honey bee, different types of beetles, broaden their vocabulary, and so much more.

The printable features true-to-life images and photographs.

Here is what’s included:

  • Montessori cards with 12 parts of a honey bee and a b&w student booklet for tracing and independent writing.
  • Clip cards with sixteen different types of butterflies.
  • Spider Life Cycle 3 Part Cards and B&W Student Booklet
  • Insects and Crawling Creatures fine motor learning activities that are a perfect addition to Spring and Summer Units.
  • 20 x bingo cards with 19 different types of beetles
  • 19 x call cards
  • Three-part cards and information cards with 27 different types of minibeasts – invertebrate animals that young children often find fascinating.
  • Insects and Crawling Creatures resource with snail and slug cards for sorting.
  • Insects and Crawling Creatures resource with cards for pairing and for working on associations.
  • Insects and Crawling Creatures – Gross Motor Dice
  • Sight Words clip cards
  • Tens – matching cards

148 pages.

This pack is suitable for K and preschool students.

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  About Anastasia. Anastasia is a former Early Childhood Teacher and the founder of Montessori Nature, a blog about Montessori - inspired and Nature-based explorations. She taught in a Montessori setting for 10 years and has been practicing the Montessori way of learning and living for the last 20 years. She loves designing engaging educational printables for children. Browse Anastasia's educational resources on Teachers Pay Teachers.


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