If you have the chance to watch butterflies develop I highly suggest it.
In spring we order caterpillars from Insect Lore’s website
And then set the butterflies free after a couple of days of observations.
Through books and hands on experiences, the kids have learned all about the butterfly life cycle.
They also have learned to be very gentle with butterflies.
And maybe the butterflies know my kids are gentle or maybe it is their bright clothing, but for whatever reason, butterflies seem to land on and allow my kids to hold them often.
Here are some great supplies to consider if you are interested in learning more about and raising your own butterflies: