Live Butterfly Garden

Live Butterfly Garden

# 003539

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Item #: 003539
Grades: PK-AD

Choking Hazard
  • Small parts Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description:

Yup, a butterfly garden! This kit includes a butterfly garden habitat (11" tall, 10" diameter) that pops up to stand on its own. You'll also get an Online Redemption Voucherfor five Painted Lady caterpillars, butterfly feeding kit, instructions for care, plus interesting butterfly facts. Please note that there is an additional shipping and handling fee for the caterpillars and food. Watch the caterpillar morph into chrysalises, then beautiful Painted Lady butterflies to keep in your butterfly habitat. Enough nutrient is included in the container for the caterpillars as they mature into butterflies, and after that you feed them with the aid of your butterfly feeding kit. When they're full grown, set them free! The sides of the butterfly garden habitat are made out of a see-through and breathable mesh for easy viewing. There is also a hook-and-loop fastener strap on top which will allow you to hang it from the ceiling or in front of a window (it also allows you to fold the habitat flat when not in use. Please note that butterfly larvae do not ship to Canada or HI and they will only be shipped during mild weather. - Stephanie

Publisher Description:

Untitled from Rainbow Resource on Vimeo.

Category Description for BJU Press Elementary Levels:

Home Teacher Editions have reduced student text pages, lesson information for the teacher and answers to discussion questions in magenta. The texts are full-color and present a variety of topics from earth and space science, life science and physical science at each level. Most student texts are softbound. The Student Activity Manuals have all consumable student materials including worksheets to accompany the text, review sheets, and experiments with places for students to evaluate or record scientific data. The Complete Home School kits include all essential materials for one child.

Category Description for BJU Press Curriculum:

We are pleased to be able to distribute BJU Press curriculum to our customers. Most homeschoolers are already familiar with their materials. For those who are not, BJU is a Christian university located in South Carolina that produces and markets curriculum materials for Christian schools as well as home schools. Probably the most homeschool-friendly full-curriculum supplier, they have not only accommodated homeschoolers, but have continually worked to make their materials better suited to the homeschooling family. Many of their courses now contain manuals written specifically for the home school setting, and visuals and supplemental materials have been "pared down" from the bulkier visuals still used in classrooms. While other curriculum suppliers initially frowned on distributing teacher materials to homeschoolers, and provided only expensive classroom versions, Bob Jones quickly embraced homeschoolers, readily allowing them access to teacher's editions and, eventually, producing less expensive spiral-bound or paperbound versions to save money for homeschooling families. Their materials are all top quality. They are professionally prepared, educationally sound, and Biblically-based. Used in Christian school classrooms across the country for years and constantly improved, they are courses you can trust in your homeschool as well. We have long been fans of Bob Jones curriculum materials, having used courses in almost every subject area for one child or another through the years. In our particular situation (seven children, Mom and Dad sharing in teaching as well as in running Rainbow Resource Center), a well-constructed, teacher-ready course can be a God-send. Although we have used a variety of methods and curriculums in our homeschool through the years (and continue to do so), we strongly feel that the Bob Jones materials we have used have helped to produce excellent, college-ready students. Unless you have a particularly strong aversion to textbooks of any kind, at any level, we highly recommend these materials to you.

Curriculum can be found by subject area in our catalog; see index for page numbers. A free scope and sequence is available below, with specific information by grade level.

Category Description for BJU Press Science:

With so many secular materials infused with evolution, it's sometimes difficult to find solid science materials that are based on Creationism. Bob Jones Science is thoroughly Christian, including many evidences and support of Creationism and many "holes" in the theory of evolution, particularly at the upper grade levels. Vital to the program are the student activities, or labs. The scientific method is emphasized as children participate on hands-on activities and experiments throughout the curriculum. The junior high and high school levels are full-blown laboratory science courses, complete with a separate lab manual. Experiments are excellent, but some of them require unique materials or are difficult to do in a home environment. The revised texts are more home-friendly, though, and Bob Jones also offers a Lab Manual Supplement for home schoolers, containing tips for doing lab activities in smaller groups. We have used many of these upper level texts in our home school. We also have accumulated a wealth of laboratory equipment and supplies over the years, which has made the lab work easier. I have sometimes substituted labs from Experiences in Biology and Experiences in Chemistry (from Castle Heights - see index) where it's been too difficult to use a particular lab. Bob Jones has made it easy to obtain lab materials and chemicals (you can order almost anything you need for their courses on the Science Lab Materials Order Form), but some labs are still pretty complex for a home environment, requiring a lot of set-up and preparation time. For each grade level, essential materials are listed first, followed by asterisked (*) supplemental support materials. Support items used at multiple grade levels are at the end.


Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.

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Insect Lore
0.6 (lbs.)
11.5" x 11.25" x 2.25"
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Why did you choose this?
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My children did this once before and enjoyed it.
Lianne S on Jul 22, 2019
Fun to Share Nature with Kids!
Brian L on Jun 30, 2019
My children did this once before and enjoyed it.
Lianne S on Jul 22, 2019
it is educational.
Ross P on Jul 15, 2019
Fun to Share Nature with Kids!
Brian L on Jun 30, 2019
For my residents to watch them grow!
Lexi L on Jun 7, 2019
What's the point of studying the butterfly with out them?
Debbie W on May 22, 2019
Looking forward to watching caterpillars turn into butterflies with this kit!
Pam B on Apr 3, 2019
My daughter is getting ready to learn about butterflies.
Wendy J on Mar 26, 2019
always wanted to do
Mary C on Nov 2, 2018
This is a wonderful learning experience for children.
Terence H on Nov 1, 2018
The perfect way to wind up our homeschool year with something fun. Our insect unit will feel complete.
Elsa E on May 10, 2018
My 2nd grader is learning about butterflies in school and is obsessed :)
Jill H on May 4, 2018
For My son and I to enjoy :-)
Leslie M on Apr 27, 2018
The reviews were excellent, and I'd love to teach my child more about the life cycle of insects. Also, butterflies are kind of magical! I'll enjoy watching them grow too.
Abigail G on Apr 27, 2018
kids have it in school
Petra P on Apr 24, 2018
Our friends will love it!
Deanna D on Apr 23, 2018
My grandchildren loved theirs so I bought one for each of their school classes.
Celia R on Apr 15, 2018
To learn about insects and butterflies in my kindergarten class!
Lacey R on Apr 9, 2018
For Science within our curiculum
Darlene L on Apr 7, 2018
To show the life cycle of a butterfly to myVPK class
Tamika M on Apr 2, 2018
Replacement: 2 year old brother got envious
Sam T on Mar 31, 2018
Prices and read reviews of this product from people who had purchased it.
Judy K on Mar 24, 2018
We want to study the life cycle of a butterfly in our homeschool.
Leah M on Mar 23, 2018
I ordered this item as a birthday present.
Susan R on Mar 23, 2018
Always wanted tew see butterflies grow with baby sis
Leah K on Nov 9, 2017
I love educational and fun gifts. My children loved the live butterfly garden and learned so much. It gave them an appreciation for nature and wildlife and how to care and respect it.
Molly B on Sep 9, 2017
My son wants to learn about butterlies!
Leigh G on May 18, 2017
To teach a preschooler about butterflies for a summer study Unit. We have used them before and enjoyed the kit very much!
Anissa N on Apr 11, 2017
Real life science lessons
Jennifer K on Mar 24, 2017
Sheila D on Mar 12, 2017
teacher requested
Hannah S on Feb 22, 2017
fun project the kids can monitor over time and watch the stages of the butterfly's life.
Sarah R on Feb 6, 2017
Because I thought it'd be a fun present for my three year old brother. And he said he wanted butterflies for Christmas so I got him butterflies
Emma M on Dec 10, 2016
birthday present
Susan F on Feb 13, 2016
it is educational.
Ross P on Jul 15, 2019
For my residents to watch them grow!
Lexi L on Jun 7, 2019
Does it come with catapillers?
A shopper on Jul 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: They won't actually be caterpillars, yet. The kit comes with a cup. Inside the cup, there will be larva and the nutrients needed for them to grow into caterpillars. The kit allows the customer to see the many stages of the butterflies. It's quite a neat experience.
How do I order a new cup of caterpillars for a Butterfly Garden that I already have from last year and how much does it cost?
A shopper on Dec 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You should be able to go on the website and order just the cup. I believe the kit came with information needed for future orders as well.
Are they shipped only in spring?
A shopper on Apr 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: They can only be shipped in mild weather.
Does this item comes with the insect?
Ariel C on Oct 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No. You have code to order the insect
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Watching everyday!!!
I bought this as gift for my niece who is infatuated with butterflies. I had same for my twins when they were little and they loved it!!!! So far I hear that she watches it everyday and can’t wait to see her butterflies hatch?? Thank you so much for an incredible product!??
August 8, 2019
4 months ago
Best experience!
October 10, 2018
1 year ago
Classroom project
The children really enjoyed, as much as the staff, seeing the caterpillars go thru the changes. Will do again when classes do the science week activities.
April 26, 2018
1 year ago
Butterfly Garden is amazing! Our first butterfly just emerged from its chrysalis today! Hands on science!
April 27, 2017
over 2 years ago
Excellent for studies
It was a great learning experiment for the whole family
May 11, 2016
over 3 years ago
We loved the Butterfly Garden! I have used it since to take into our son's 3rd grade classroom to watch other butterflies come out We have kept the cage and hope to order more caterpillars for it this year
March 14, 2013
We have done this project twice (and my kids are begging to do it again) The kit is wonderful It is such a great experience to watch the change into a butterfly! Highly recommend it!!
March 14, 2013
A wonderful learning tool! We used this as part of our homeschool curriculum The best part is that you can use this over and over if you order more caterpillars My children learned so much from this! It would make a great gift for any age
March 29, 2010
This is an excellent way for children to actually see science up close and in action We did this last summer and my children immediately wanted to order more caterpillars so we could "do it again" My kids couldn't wait to get up out of bed to see how the caterpillars had grown and then later to see if they could see one actually emerge from the cocoon Once you get your butterfly garden you fill out a postcard to order your caterpillars They arrived safely in a small plastic container with food in the bottom I placed them on a short table so that both my children could watch them without disturbing the caterpillars My children spent many hours just watching the tiny caterpillars crawl and eat and GROW For best results I would advise following the instructions especially the part about not disturbing the caterpillarswhen they are at the top making their cocoons Wait until they are all at the top in their cocoons then you move them out of the jar and into the butterfly habitat This is best done by an adult I let my children "help" But I was nervous about hurting them My worries were put to rest when the last of our little butterflies finally emerged How glorious to see first hand the miracle of God's transformation from a tiny little caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly My children learned so much from this activity and I plan to order more caterpillars this spring This is an excellent product We tried to "do it ourselves" because I just didn't want to spend the money But we ended up with some dead caterpillars in the bottom of a glass jar and a couple of very disappointed children
January 2, 2008

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