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A Butterfly in Bits and Pieces

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Learn about butterfly anatomy with a cut-and-paste activity
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Michel Tremblay)

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Description of the activity

Learn about butterfly anatomy with a cut-and-paste activity.

Equipment needed by the student

  • A fairly thick paper or cardboard
  • A pair of scissors
  • Colored pencils
  • Glue or tape

Equipment necessary for the teacher

Teacher's copy


Make enough copies of the activity sheets, one for each child.

Refresher course

Note to group leaders: Please explain to your students the importance of respecting both the environment in the greenhouse and its residents. This means staying on the path and never touching the butterflies or moths. They are delicate creatures and easily damaged.

Category of activity

  • Preparatory activity

Sub-category of activity

  • Class activity

Grade level

  • Elementary cycle one

Number of students per group

Individual activity

Activity Sheets

A Butterfly in Bits and Pieces[PDF - 102.92 KB - 1 page]

Schedules for teachers

Educational activity

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