Celebrating Spring with The Butterfly House

Book Introduction

One of my favorite books to use during the spring is The Butterfly House by Eve Bunting. The illustrations are just gorgeous, and it is one that ties in well with science too. If you are teaching life cycles or growing butterflies, your students will be able to relate those experiences to this book.

Book Summary

Here is what Amazon says about it:
With the help of her grandfather, a little girl makes a house for a larva and watches it develop before setting it free. And when the girl grows old, the butterflies come back to return her kindness.

Tapping Into Tech 

This beautiful book is about how a caterpillar transforms into a butterfly and about a young girls connection to her grandfather.  The illustrations are well done, and the word choice provides a great model for writing as well.  If the classroom teacher wishes to tie in technology, this Youtube video would be fun for the students.  In fact, creating group presentations such as this would be very interesting to older readers.

Caterpillar and Butterfly Activities

Guided Reading and Writing Unit

Today, I added this unit to my store on Teachers Pay Teachers.  It includes the following components.
📌Vocabulary and Comprehension Materials to use in guided reading or whole group lessons.
📌A Life Cycles Lapbook for instruction with science.
📌A Class Book Option for Post Reading.

Butterfly House by Eve Bunting
For other great Eve Bunting books, check out the listings in my store. Eve Bunting's work is wonderful, and you will not be disappointed.

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This post includes resources and ideas to go with the book, The Butterfly House, by Eve Bunting.


  1. This looks like a beautiful book! I love Eve Bunting! I haven't heard of this one! You're pack looks awesome! Thanks for linking up!

    1. As always, thanks for the opportunity! I love writing up these posts since I can take the idea straight to my students and cover two things at once. :-) This is a beauty. I've got a few of hers I'm creating units for now, and hopefully I'll have them all up by the weekend since many are perfect for spring.


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