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The Monarch Project in the Early Childhood Classroom: What the Very Hungry Monarch Caterpillar REALLY Ate (PP)

Classroom Activities (PDF)

Curriculum Grid

Daily Lesson Plans

Missing Milkweed Game

Milkweed Template

Monarch Songs

Art Activities

Male/Female Chart

Scientific Vocabulary

Cube Template

Cube Images

Cube Questions

Word Cards 1

Word Cards 2

Bean Bag Template

Monarchs Journey Game

Monarch Math

More Monarch Games

Book List for Monarch Butterfly Study

Monarch Butterfly Template

Greetings from Morgan the Monarch

Flower Template

Flowers Template

Blank Calendar

Take a Closer Look -Butterfly

Take a Closer Look -Caterpillar

Take a Closer Look -Chrysalis

Take a Closer Look -Milkweed Pod

Click to enlarge the photo of all five instars. Think of the possibilities for Monarch math activities!



Male Monarch Butterfly


Female Monarch Butterfly


"The milkweed blossoms sway and nod.
At summer's end, each forms a pod.
When ripe, it bursts, and fluffy seeds,
Are scattered by the passing breeze."

Online Links and Resources


Monarch Alert ( Western Monarchs)

Monarch Butterfly Fund

Southwest Monarch Study Tag Recovery

Cape May N.J. Monarch Monitoring Project

Year one project documentation

Hope D'Avino-Jennings