Sunday, May 6, 2012

Becoming a butterfly

This week we learned the life cycle of a butterfly and all kinds of interesting butterfly facts!

It was such a beautiful (and HOT!) week so I wanted to do something fun with the kids outside to go along with our insect study.

I bought a couple rolls of party streamers.  We took turns wrapping the kids up to represent a caterpillar chrysalis (also known as a cocoon, depending on it's breed!)

We learned this week that a caterpillar typically stays in it's chrysalis  for 12-14 days before it breaks free and flys off as a beautiful butterfly.  

We were going to shorten that chrysalis time to...oh..say about 12-14 seconds! :)  

It's time, to become a butterfly and fly away!


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