This post may contain affiliate links.
Are you looking for a fun activity to add to your butterfly activities for preschoolers? If so, you don’t want to miss these butterfly coloring pages.
With simple butterfly graphics on each page, your kids will love each one included in this pack. The best part is that you can download and print these coloring pages for free!
Once your child is done coloring the pages, they can hang them up or give them to a loved one to display throughout the spring and/or summer season.
We all know that coloring is fun! But did you know that coloring is also beneficial? Especially for preschoolers.
Coloring requires focus and attention, and it can be used as a calming activity. It helps increase creativity and relieve anxiety.
So, print out these free butterfly printables, grab your favorite coloring tool, and color away.
Coloring Pages for Preschoolers
Coloring pages aren’t just for kids anymore. In fact, they can be quite therapeutic for adults as well.
I enjoyed testing out these coloring pages with my grandson, and I bet you will too!
These butterfly coloring pages are a great family activity for parents and kids alike.
Butterflies are a fun theme to teach in the spring and summer months. You can start with caterpillars in spring or jump right into butterflies in summer.
There are five fun butterfly designs to choose from – if you can choose, that is. Your preschoolers may want to color them all!
How to Prepare the Coloring Pages
These spring coloring pages are pretty simple to prepare. Just print them on regular printer paper or cardstock, and you’re all set!
I like to print mine on cardstock, because I think crayons color smoother on cardstock than on printer paper.
You could also cut down some watercolor paper if your kids want to use markers or watercolor pencils. Watercolor paper will help prevent the colors from bleeding.
More Ways to Use These Coloring Pages
Of course, you color the pictures on coloring pages. But, there are so many more ways you can use these pages to inspire creativity in your preschoolers.
Once your preschoolers have completed their coloring page, have them use descriptive words to describe the picture.
Encourage them to use color words to describe how their butterfly looks. They can use adjectives like pretty, cute, small, big, etc.
Turn the page over, and have your child dictate a story to you. Have them write creatively about what they think their butterfly is doing or where it’s going.
Because their imaginations are faster than their hands, it’s easier for them to tell you a story than to write it themselves.
Life Cycle of a Butterfly
Add these coloring pages to your life cycle of a butterfly activities. This is a great time to talk about how butterflies start out as caterpillars and change to butterflies.
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT BUTTERFLIESFill your book basket with a great collection of books about butterflies. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore. If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Butterflies – Curious kids ages 3 to 7 will be excited to learn about the magical world of butterflies: their beauty, their importance to plant life, and their incredible metamorphosis and migration. Pinkalicious and the Little Butterfly – Pinkalicious is so excited when Miss Penny brings monarch caterpillars to class. She makes friends with one and watches as it turns into a pinkamazing butterfly! Butterfly Butterfly: A Book of Colors – Lucy sees a beautiful butterfly in the garden, along with a bright green beetle, a brilliant blue dragonfly, some red ladybugs, and many more flying and crawling things. But when will the radiant butterfly appear again?
RESOURCES I LOVE
This wooden butterfly puzzle will promote hand-eye coordination, develop problem-solving skills and improve matching skills. In addition, it can stimulate a child’s imagination and creativity.
This beautiful butterfly lacing toy is great for practicing the sewing motion. Wooden Lacing boards are great for fine motor development and hand eye coordination.
Spring and summer are the best time of year to study butterflies. This printable features nine life cycle of a butterfly activities for early learners.