Caterpillars to Butterflies

Caterpillars to Butterflies

I LOVE spring! there are so many fun lessons to learn about nature!

This spring with my son being 2, I though it would be a perfect time to order some caterpillars and watch them transform into butterflies!

I have ordered caterpillars for years in my preschool classroom and was so excited to do the same with my son! I always order from  and have always had all my caterpillars successfully turn into healthy butterflies!

I have a large butterfly pavilion for my classroom but for home I got the less expensive, smaller one. Here is the link to it!   Mini butterfly pavilion   It comes with the mini pavilion and 3 caterpillars!

Our little caterpillars soon grew....
and grew...

and made their cocoons...

soon we had 3 butterflies!!!

so pretty!!!

when we released them my son said "WOW! bye bye butterfly!!!"

So naturally with having our caterpillars I expanded on the topic and we talked about caterpillars and butterflies and we read The Very Hungry Caterpillar a few dozen times :) and we did a few related projects.

Coffee Filter Butterflies

Materials needs:
-coffee filter
-bingo markers, or any other markers you might have
-clothes pin

decorate the coffee filter...

Let dry...
scrunch up the coffee filter and clip with the clothes pin...let your child fly their butterfly around! 

Another activity we did was painting with Q-tips.

I found this activity book at Micheal's craft store for a $1 is has 12 sheets in it!!!

At the bottom of each page is  paper watercolor, when you dip a q-tip in water and put it in the color it becomes watercolor....AWESOME!!!!
My little artist!

working hard....the paper does rip easily....

We did the caterpillar and the butterfly.

Happy Spring! Enjoy!!!

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