The arrival of butterflies in the garden, is a truly magical moment. Adults and kids of all ages love these beautiful insects. Capture some of that magic with these free flower and butterfly coloring pages.
Between their bright colors and unique wing patterns, there is so much to love!
Make sure to check out our caterpillar coloring pages which include a chrysalis coloring sheet!
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How to Print
- Click the download button below each sheet to bring up a PDF version
- Then download or directly print off the pdf file
Don't forget to print off a few sheets for yourself to use alongside your child. These also make wonderful adult coloring pages.
Pair these free coloring pages with additional nature inspired designs to make your own coloring book.
More free coloring pages can be found that the bottom of this post!
Known for their bright orange and black wings, the Monarch butterfly steals the show during the warm months.
Did you know that according to Nature, these amazing insects can travel anywhere from 1,200 to 2,800 miles during their annual migration?
Living up in New England, we get to enjoy these beautiful butterflies during the spring, summer, and fall months before they make their journey south.
If it is butterfly season where you live, consider pairing these printables with a butterfly or insect hunt.
Printable coloring sheets can also be printed off and brought outside. What better way to make butterfly themed art than to observe butterflies in their natural habitat!
The inspiration for this next butterfly coloring sheet comes from the spring blooming wild flowers. Are daisies not the sweetest flower you have ever seen?
I might be bias because daisies are my all time favorite flower, but they are beautiful!Planting even a small patch of wildflowers is a wonderful way to provide your local butterflies with food and shelter.
Let your kids draw their own butterfly in the white background to go along with the different flower designs.
Enjoy coloring the flowers using different colors. Base the colors off the flowers you spot outside or create your own unique combinations.
Color and Write
Young children love learning about butterflies. This coloring sheet was created for beginner readers and children who are practicing their letters.
I try to include at least one of these types of printables with each set of coloring pages.
As your child colors the cute butterfly, they can practice writing the word butterfly below the image.
Instead of writing the entire word, they can practice writing one letter. B for butterfly is a popular choice.
Fun Fact: did you know milkweed is the host plant for Monarch butterflies? To help protect Monarchs people plant native species of milkweed.
Creating a pollinator garden is a wonderful way to attract these beautiful insects to your area!
How to Use these Printables
Printable coloring sheets are a great way for kids to practice fine motor skills.
Your kids can even practice scissors skills by cutting out the different designs after they color them in.
Cut out butterflies and flowers can be glued down to create a unique butterfly garden collage. A fun way to get older children excited to learn about butterflies.
More Butterfly Activities for Kids
If learning about butterflies and their habitats with your kids make sure to check out our additional butterfly learning resources.
- Life Cycle of a Butterfly Worksheets and Sorting Cards: perfect for young learners in Pre K through elementary school.
- Rock Painting Butterflies: a fun art project for preschoolers, older kids, and even adults!
- Butterfly Printables: simple coloring pages featuring different butterflies. Learn how to turn them into a butterfly sorting activity and paper craft.
- Nature Inspired Butterfly Crafts: large list of engaging butterfly crafts that your kids can make using basic household supplies
Additional Nature Inspired Coloring Pages
Pair these butterfly and flower coloring pages with additional coloring pages to create your own coloring book.
Your kids can even cut out the designs found on these sheets and make their own nature collage!
- Daffodils and Tulips
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These printables were created by Nature Inspired Learning and are for personal use only in your home, classroom, or public library. All of these free flower and butterfly coloring sheets are for non-commercial use. See full disclosure. Have questions, send me an email at julie (at) natureinspiredlearning (dot) com