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Welcome to Butterfly Creek’s Teacher Resource Hub!

Every year our living classroom offers thousands of students the chance to explore and connect with nature and learn all about the animal world. When you book a Butterfly Creek visit you will be provided with Learning Resources to aid your groups visit. We also offer a range of free resources for your class to use anytime, regardless if you are visiting. Plus a monthly quick write competition with Butterfly Creek passes to be won.

We will be regularly adding new resources, photos and activities to this page so keep an eye out or let us know if you want something specific by emailing us at [email protected] and we will forward it to you. We love hearing from schools so please feel free to get in touch with feedback or animal focused requests.

September / October Quick Write Activity
Goldie Tail Whip

  1. Watch the video and let the children discuss what they see.
  2. Make a word wall to describe what is happening including words to make their writing more interesting for us to read.
  3. Write a short story to describe what is happening in the video. The crocodiles name is Goldie.

BE INTO WIN: Send in a selection of your classes best short stories before 28th October. All entries go in the draw to win 1 of 3 double All Attraction passes to Butterfly Creek.

We have 3 double passes to give away (a double is for 1 Adult and 1 Child).  Entries must be received by 28th October. All entries must be submitted by email to [email protected].co.nz

Learning Resources

We will regularly upload a selection of free resources for your class to use anytime to enrich learning in and outside the classroom, regardless of if you are visiting. If there is something in particular you are focusing on in class that you can’t find here please get in touch as we have loads of resources: [email protected]

Simply download and print our fun activity sheets, or hand write them onto a piece of paper for the kids to complete. You will find the quiz answers throughout our website.

Photo & Video Library

Here you will find a selection of photos and videos taken of our animals at Butterfly Creek. These can be used in a variety of ways including for Oral discussion, caption the image, to write stories – observe and describe and to make connections about living things. Also every month, we will share a picture or video to be used for a Quick Write activity. There is even the chance for a student to win a double pass to Butterfly Creek.

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