What better creature to study than a butterfly?
First of all they are so very beautiful. Secondly, although common, its always a treat when you see one, and thirdly – so much magical transformation! An egg to a caterpillar to a chrysalis to a butterfly… what a rich week we had exploring it all!
While butterflies are so satisfying to create with paper, paints, glue and gems, the best way to represent the life cycle to your friends is to actually become a little egg / caterpillar / chrysalis / butterfly yourself, (preferably on the comfy rug) and then you can show them exactly how one thing changes into the other.
We managed it perfectly.
Last week, we counted all the way up to the number 70 and were helped enormously by 4 butterfly-assistants: Olivia, Vivian, Ella and Nadia – thank you!