butterfly observations

December 10, 2012


butterfly observationsbutterfly observationsbutterfly observationsbutterfly observationsbutterfly observationsbutterfly observationsbutterfly observationsbutterfly observationsbutterfly observationsbutterfly observationsAuntie Linda gave the girls this little butterfly kit so long ago, and we recently finally sent for the caterpillars and got this project started and watched them grow. The girls made observations daily and wrote down what they saw, along with some drawings. It was interesting learning about the cycle of a butterfly. The whole metamorphosis is amazing and strange. Sometimes looking at them when they were caterpillars or in cocoon form gave me the hibbie jibbies, but it was a lot of exciting, interactive learning for the girls. They got to practice making observations and using descriptive language.

True and Brave were so excited to finally release them at the end. We were watching one more caterpillar, which was supposed to turn, but I think somewhere along the way it didn’t quite make it, so we just ended up with 2 butterflies. We took them to the Pavilion of Wings a couple years ago, but I’m sure if we took them again this Spring they would have a whole new appreciation for it. We must try to remember to take them again when Spring comes along.

Thanks Auntie Linda for the kit! As you can tell, they loved it!!! If you want a fun butterfly project, here is one we did long ago.

p.s. my friend lance, the one who makes these cool videos when we run a race (and i’ve got a cool zombie run video for you this week), has submitted a video for the ragnar relay, and if you have time please vote for it here!

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