Butterfly Life Cycle Unit for Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL

Total Pages: 142 plus 37 google slides
File Size: 6 MB




The butterfly life cycle includes print and digital activities and was developed for students with autism and special learning needs.


The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in science lessons on the butterfly life cycle.


There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the butterfly life cycle.



There are daily group and individual activities including circle maps, sorting, sequencing, and assessments.  This repetition encourages a better understanding of the butterfly life cycle.


Finally, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.


✩✩✩ This unit contains digital versions of most of the activities in this unit. There are 34 google slides (includes a set fully differentiated set) and a movie of the book included in this unit.



Save $$ and get this unit as part of my Life Cycles Bundle which also contains the butterfly life cycle and incubating chicken eggs.  



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Butterfly Life Cycle Unit Includes:


⭐ This unit comes in 2 complete files. One is in color and one is in black and white.


In the zipped folder you will find:

  • 11 days of lesson plans
  • Butterfly Life cycles activities in color
  • Butterfly Life Cycles activities in black and white
  • Voice-recorded PowerPoint show
  • Butterfly Life Cycles book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Links and directions to digital activities



Butterfly Life Cycle Activities:


  • Vocabulary board
  • 2 Circle maps (includes digital version)
  • Sorting activity (includes digital version)
  • Calendar to track the growth of your caterpillars
  • 3 sequencing activities (differentiated) (includes digital version)
  • Venn diagram to compare caterpillars and butterflies (includes digital version)
  • Butterfly Life Cycle Booklet
  • Close worksheets (includes digital version)
  • Assessment (includes digital version)


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated into these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.