Insect Lore Live Butterfly Set: Product Review & Giveaway

*This giveaway is now closed.*

There’s no better learning tool than real-life experiences. That’s why I loved using the Insectlore Butterfly Garden in my classroom and now at home. Seeing the life cycle and metamorphosis of caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly is amazing…to children and adults alike!

Take a look at our experience…


(Name the movie that served as inspiration for the video…)

Seeing a caterpillar become a butterfly right before our eyes was incredible. Big Brother woke up every morning asking if the butterflies were out of their chrysalises yet. (And in case you’re wondering, the plural of “chrysalis” is either chrysalises or chrysalides according to Merriam Webster.)  We received five caterpillars in the mail and 4 days later, they had turned into chrysalises. Eight days later, all five had emerged as butterflies!

Another wonderful benefit has been that it has relieved many of Big Brother’s fears about butterflies. We’ve come a long way from this picture, taken at the Butterfly Palace last summer…

All in all, this was an amazing learning opportunity that I am so excited to share with you!
Included in this giveaway are:

-Butterfly Feeder

To enter this giveaway, just leave your e-mail address in the comments (I’ll delete it after the giveaway ends). All I ask is that you follow this blog on Facebook, Twitter, via e-mail, or Google Friend Connect (see sidebar).

For extra entries (leave a comment for each entry):
-“Like” Insect Lore on Facebook
-Share about this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog.

This giveaway ends on Friday at 10am (CST). Good luck!

220 Comments

  1. My three little guys have been asking if we can raise butterflies. They'd love this!

    ~Holly
    stayandplaymama{at}gmail{dot}com

  2. Following you at GFC and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your site. You don't know it, but you played an inspirational part in me starting my own blog. Thank you!
    ajs81682 (at) gmail (dot) com

  3. This looks like such a fun experience! I saw it on TV and wasn't sure what to think of it. I have a one and two year old – and I think they would find it very interesting. :o)

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  4. I would LOVE to win this for my daughter and I follow your blog.
    Katie
    aclassofherown(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. My son would love this; it reminds me of the Hungry Caterpillar book, which is his favorite!
    I enjoy following your blog!
    aprilmreed(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. I would love to win this!

    I follow your blog on FB – Janet Fri

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. I follow your blog. What a wonderfully fun summer learning activity!

    kristinkrull (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. I shared this giveaway on my Facebook wall. Thanks for the opportunity!!
    christiemarie123 at hotmail dot com

  9. What a wonderful way to show how "natural" butterflies are and not meant to scare us! Our 5 year old is "terrified" of bugs…hope we win this! If not, it will be added to out "like to purchase" list…
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  10. OH fun! I've been thinking of something fun like this to do with kids I'm watching this summer!

  11. [email protected]
    I follow you in my e-mail and we would love a butterfly kit. We did a butterfly birthday party for my then turning 4 year old but we haven't done butterflies since then. I now have 2 additional children who haven't seen this process who would love it.

  12. I follow you on Facebook! My girls would get such a kick out of this!

    marvelousmama (at) gmail (dot) com.

  13. I can't believe I almost missed this giveaway! My son is a HUGE HUGE butterfly fan and this would love this.

    skurviee [at] gmail.com and I follow you on Facebook.

  14. I follow you on FB, GFC, Twitter and RSS. I used FB the most and love to see your posts to remind me to visit your blog. We've been wanting to try the butterfly experiment. – Victoria (@obSEUSSed), saleycom (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks! Not sure why my google account won't let me comment lateley. It keeps turning it to anonymous.

  15. This looks great, especially for my nature-loving son! I follow you on FB and on my blog. Thanks for all of your great ideas!

  16. I follow on facebook! It would be a THRILL to win this butterfly garden! Living in Alaska, it would be very special to teach my kids about the butterflies and release them into the Alaskan wild! [email protected]

  17. [email protected]

    I would love to win this prize and share the butterfly lifecycle with my kids. It would be such a treat to release the butterflies into the Alaskan wild when we are done! Thanks for considering me!

  18. [email protected] I just found this site and love all of your ideas! I am a mom of two and my son has special needs. I really thank you for all of these cool ideas! I recently started a blog for families,(http://bondingvillage.com)It is still a work in progress, but I would love for you to check it out.
    Thanks!

  19. Love seeing all of your great ideas on Facebook (& your blog!). As a former upper elementary teacher myself, I appreciate new ideas to use with my little one. [email protected] Thank you!

  20. My friend just introduced me to the site, and I'm thrilled.

    rebekah (dot) dedrick (at) gmail (dot) com

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