Are you or your children interested in learning about monarch butterflies? If so, you have GOT to check out the Your Backyard Monarch Butterfly DVD and the companion Monarch Butterfly e-Study Guide from Crowe’s Nest Media!
When I first received the DVD, I was thrilled. But, once I actually watched the DVD and downloaded the study guide, I was completely and utterly amazed and excited about all that we were learning and would learn about monarch butterflies!
About the Your Backyard
Monarch Butterfly DVD
First, take a peek at the two photos below.
These are photos that I took of the monarch butterfly and caterpillar on my television screen! Yes, these are the type of up-close-and-personal butterfly clips found on the Your Backyard Monarch Butterfly DVD! This is about as close to the real thing as you can get! Simply amazing! There is even footage of a caterpillar forming its chrysalis AND a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis!
Did you know…
Did you know that caterpillars enter the chrysalis completely blind? Did you know that monarch butterflies only lay their eggs on milkweed plants? Can you tell the difference between a male and female monarch butterfly? These questions and many, many more are addressed in the DVD.
About the Your Backyard
Monarch Butterfly e-Study Guide
While the DVD provides an extreme wealth of information, I was even more amazed at the wealth of information and resources provided in the corresponding Monarch Butterfly e-Study Guide!
The downloadable and printable companion e-study guide provides a whopping 100+ pages of resources and printables! Included in the study guide are:
- Vocabulary words, fill-in-the-blank, true/false questions and circle the answer
- Short essay questions
- Section reviews
- Video discussion questions
- Coloring pages and Venn diagrams
- Copywork selections
- Further study opportunity for older students
- Nature study
- Observation worksheets
- Notebooking pages
- And more!!!
Below are some of the pages that I printed from the e-study guide that we have already enjoyed using!
One of my 4 year olds coloring a monarch butterfly:
One of my 7 year olds using one of the monarch butterfly notebooking pages for drawing and copywork:
My 8 year old distinguishing between a male and female monarch butterfly and using a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the monarch and viceroy butterflies:
Plus, there are also printables included for making both a lapbook and a keepsake mini book!
Below is the beginning of my daughter’s mini book.
Our Thoughts About Your Backyard
Monarch Butterfly DVD & e-Study Guide
In case you can’t tell, I am extremely excited about the Monarch Butterfly DVD and Study Guide. Every time I thought the DVD was about to end, more incredible information was presented!
After watching the DVD for the first time, my kids have asked to watch it again numerous times! While we have watched the DVD multiple times, we have only begun a few of the activities in the study guide. I am saving it for a complete unit study on butterflies in our upcoming school year! The kids are excited and so am I! Between the DVD and the study guide, I will have all of the resources needed for a completely awesome unit study on the monarch butterfly!
I am also excited that the content is for children of all ages! I will be able to use the unit study for all of my kids ranging in age from 4 to almost 9 years old! Learning is so much more fun for the kids and enjoyable for me when we can do it together!
What I love most is that the awe of God’s miraculous creation is infused throughout the entire DVD!! You will walk away feeling even more amazed at Our Father’s wonderful creation!
Win the Monarch Butterfly DVD!
The folks at Crowe’s Nest Media are graciously giving away a Your Backyard Monarch Butterfly DVD to one of my readers!
~Giveaway is closed~
The first and mandatory entry is to simply leave a comment letting me know that you would like to win!
Optional (Additional) Entries: The following are additional ways that you can enter to win. However, you MUST complete the mandatory entry above. (Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry!)
@MamaJennBlogs is giving away a @CrowesNestMedia
The giveaway ends at midnight on Friday, June 22nd! One winner will be randomly selected and emailed. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry and a way for me to contact you in case you win! Comments (giveaway entries) ARE moderated and will appear after they have been approved. ONLY comments posted on the actual blog post count as entries!
Purchase the Monarch Butterfly DVD
and e-Study Guide!
The folks at Crowe’s Nest Media have also provided coupon codes to the first 100 to make a purchase as indicated below! So, be sure to head over and make sure you’re one of the 100!
COUPON #1: Save $8 on Your Backyard DVD Bundle
COUPON #2: Save $10 on Your Backyard Live Monarch Butterfly Kit
PLEASE NOTE: Each coupon code will be good to the first 100 who use it.
This product was given to me free of charge for review purposes. I do not have to return the product to the vendor and I was not paid for this post. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.