Fun Butterfly Activities (for kids of all ages)
Look for puzzles, riddles, stories, and more in the box on the right (between the flowers).
Butterfly Quotations and Words of Wisdom
Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine.
Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.
We are closer to the ants than to butterflies. Very few people can endure much leisure.
The butterfly’s attractiveness derives not only from colors and symmetry: deeper motives contribute to it. We would not think them so beautiful if they did not fly, or if they flew straigh t and briskly like bees, or if they stung…
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.
This magnificent butterfly finds a little heap of dirt and sits still on it; but man will never on his heap of mud keep still…
It’s all right to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation.
And what’s a butterfly? At best,
He’s but a caterpillar, at rest.
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
I’d be a butterfly born in a bower,
Where roses and lilies and violets meet.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.
The butterfly, a cabbage-white,
(His honest idiocy of flight)
Will never now, it is too late,
Master the art of flying straight.
Spin and die,
To live again as a butterfly.
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
I’ve watched you now a full half-hour;
Self-poised upon that yellow flower
And, little Butterfly! Indeed
I know not if you sleep or feed.
How motionless!—not frozen seas
More motionless! and then
What joy awaits you, when the breeze
Hath found you out among the trees,
And calls you forth again!
This great purple butterfly,
In the prison of my hands,
Has a learning in his eye
Not a poor fool understands.
Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Just living is not enough, said the butterfly. One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
Never touch a butterfly’s wing with your finger.
I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.
You can chase a butterfly all over the field and never catch it. But if you sit quietly in the grass it will come and sit on your shoulder.
The butterfly is a flying flower, The flower a tethered butterfly.
Love is like a butterfly, hold it too tight, it’ll crush, hold it too loose, it’ll fly.
Cats, by means of their whiskers, seem to possess something like an additional sense: these have, perhaps, some analogy to the antennae of moths and butterflies.
If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies.
The flower invites the butterfly with no-mind;
The butterfly visits the flower with no-mind.
Just like the butterfly, I too will awaken in my own time.
“How does one become a butterfly?” she asked pensively. “You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.”
Butterflies … not quite birds, as they were not quite flowers, mysterious and fascinating as are all indeterminate creatures.
I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.