Free Printable Butterfly Coloring Pages | 10 Types of Butterflies

Discover the beauty and diversity of butterflies with our printable butterfly coloring pages, tailored specifically for students in 3rd through 6th grade.

These educational worksheets not only offer a fun coloring activity but also provide valuable information on 10 distinct types of butterflies. Each page is designed to enlighten young children about the habitats, size, lifespan, diet, and interesting facts related to each butterfly species, making it a perfect blend of art and science.

These free printables for kids serve as a fantastic resource for parents and educators looking to enhance their students’ knowledge of nature and its intricate ecosystems.

By engaging with these worksheets, kids will learn about the different places where these butterflies can be found, how big they can grow, their life span, the food they eat, and other fun facts that highlight the uniqueness of each species.

free butterfly coloring pages

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Learn all about 10 types of butterflies

These free coloring pages for kids are for personal or classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the page to get the pdf file.

You are going to learn all about the world’s top 10 popular butterflies:

  • Tiger swallowtail butterfly
  • Red admiral
  • Painted lady
  • Monarch
  • Dogface
  • Common blue
  • Cabbage white
  • Buckeye
  • Black swallowtail
  • Blue morpho
free printable butterfly coloring sheets

Each butterfly worksheet has information about:

  • where you can find the butterflies,
  • how big they can grow
  • Life span
  • Food butterflies eat
  • Fun facts about each species of butterfly.
monarch butterfly coloring page

These worksheets are aimed at students in 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade. But can of course be used for kids of all ages.

free butterfly coloring pages printable

Books about identifying butterflies

You will also love these butterfly books for kids:

Butterflies and moths is a fun and easy-to-use book that can help you teach your students about different types of butterflies and moths. With colorful pictures and simple descriptions, it’s perfect for engaging young learners. You’ll learn about where they live, what they eat, and even fun facts!

blue morpho butterfly coloring page

Explore my world butterflies is a fun and colorful book that introduces elementary school students to the world of butterflies through beautiful pictures, fun facts, and activities. It’s a great resource for teachers who want to engage young learners in the wonders of nature.

Caterpillar to butterfly is a great book with clear illustrations and easy-to-understand language. This book explains the different stages of metamorphosis in a fun and engaging way.

butterfly coloring pages printable

Interesting facts about butterflies

Here are 8 interesting facts about butterflies that kids will enjoy:

  1. Butterflies can see more colors than humans can. They have special eyes that can detect ultraviolet light, which makes colors look brighter to them.
  2. Butterflies use their feet to taste things. They have taste sensors on their feet that help them find the right plants to lay their eggs on.
  3. Butterflies taste with their proboscis. This is a long, tube-like tongue that they use to suck nectar from flowers.
  4. Butterflies are cold-blooded, which means their body temperature is the same as their surroundings. This is why you often see them sunning themselves on rocks or flowers to warm up.
  5. Butterflies are pollinators, which means they help plants reproduce by carrying pollen from one flower to another.
  6. Butterflies can fly at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour.
  7. The wings of a butterfly are covered in tiny scales that give them their vibrant colors and patterns.
  8. Some butterflies migrate, which means they travel long distances to find food or a place to breed. The monarch butterfly is one of the most famous migrators, traveling thousands of miles from North America to Mexico each year.
butterfly facts worksheet

Additional butterfly activities

Have fun with these preschool butterfly activities that the kids are going to love:

Younger children will love this free butterfly matching game printable.

Learn all about the butterfly with these free life cycle of a butterfly worksheets. Including a butterfly scavenger hunt, parts of a butterfly worksheet, butterfly life cycle coloring, butterfly crafts, and more.

If you are working with younger students you will love our free preschool butterfly worksheets.

Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet Bundle


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Download the butterfly free printables

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Free life cycle printables

You can also add these free life cycle worksheets:

Last Updated on 5 June 2024 by Clare Brown


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