Butterflies and Caterpillars

Today we got live caterpillars delivered to our door!  The kids were very excited to see into the cup and study them.  Ayla promptly dropped the cup on the floor, and they started moving, whoops!  Anyway over the next 3-4 weeks we will be studying our caterpillars and then the butterflies.  I am looking forward to it.

So we watched them for about 2 1/2 weeks total.  One week as caterpillars, one in the chrysalis and then a few days as butterflies.  It was pretty amazing.  We woke up one morning and we had 3 butterflies to eat breakfast with, and then during breakfast the last one emerged.  What a wonderful thing to witness.  We fed them sugar-water and enjoyed watching them feed.  We let them go in our backyard, and they were very ready to go.  One we had to coax out, the kids wanted to keep him.  Overall a great study.

We talked a lot about the life cycle of a caterpillar, read many books, and enjoyed watching our “pets”.  Here are the pictures.

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About mochellysue

I am former kindergarten teacher now a stay at home mom of two wonderful kids! My husband and I have been married for almost ten great years.

Posted on August 11, 2010, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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