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Monarch Toolkit

Through the activities within the monarch butterfly toolkit, students will learn how everyday food choices can impact this incredible species, their habitat, and their legendary migration.

Teaching Tools About Monarchs

Through the activities within the monarch butterfly toolkit, students will learn how everyday food choices can impact this incredible species, their habitat, and their legendary migration.

Available Toolkits

  • Full Monarch Butterfly Toolkit

    Through the activities within the monarch butterfly toolkit, students will learn how everyday food choices can impact this incredible species, their habitat, and their legendary migration.

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  • Educator's Resource Guide

    The monarch butterfly resource guide is designed to give you all the information you need to teach your students about monarchs and the impacts of food production and consumption. The guide provides fun monarch facts, why they matter, what threats they face, what WWF is doing to help monarchs and their habitats, and what kids can do to help. It also includes a fun monarch word puzzle to do with your students.

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  • Origami Butterfly Planters

    Arts Education Activity

    After learning about monarchs' reliance on milkweed, students will participate in providing for monarchs along their journey by creating their very own planter.

    (30-45 minutes | Grades 3-5)

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  • Don't Treat Soil Like Dirt!

    Science Activity

    Students will perform science projects that require them to observe and record conditions of soil samples in order to understand its importance to healthy life.

    (30-45 minutes | Grades 3-5)

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  • Eating Our Planet

    Language Arts Activity

    Students will compose a creative letter to a future pen pal describing Earth's environmental health as a result of the impacts of food.

    (30-45 minutes | Grades 3-5)

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  • How Much Water is in Your Lunch?

    Math Activity

    Students will comprehend the amount of resources, namely water, required to produce various food items by comparing data and creating a pictograph.

    (30-45 minutes | Grades 3-5)

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  • The Great Monarch Migration

    Social Studies Activity

    Students will familiarize themselves with geography and map creation by plotting the remarkable journey of monarchs.

    (30-45 minutes | Grades 3-5)

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  • Flutters and Flowers

    Physical Education Activity

    In this pollinator-themed twist on freeze tag, students will learn the importance of pollinators such as butterflies, bees, and bats on food availability around the world.

    (20-30 minutes | Grades 3-5)

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  • Monarch Posters (8.5x11)

    Classroom Posters

    Download one PDF file containing both 8.5x11 monarch butterfly posters.

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  • Monarch Butterfly Posters (11x17)

    Classroom Posters

    Download one PDF file containing both 11x17 monarch butterfly posters.

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  • Certificate of Achievement

    Student Recognition

    Reward your students' completion of the toolkit with this printable PDF certificate.

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