The caterpillars have arrived!
We have caterpillars! On purpose! They are living, eating and growing inside these small containers.
I have been wanting to do this for a couple of years now, experience the life cycle of a butterfly first hand. I’ll be posting about the entire process in a little while, for today it’s all about how the arrival of the caterpillars has changed our focus at home. Isn’t it amazing how one little change can have a ripple effect. Since our caterpillars arrived last week we have a new and exciting thing to check on every single day. How are they growing? Are they all still alive (we’ve lost 2 so far)? Where are they in the container? Excitement.
Their arrival led to another change…to our word wall. Yep, we still have our word wall hanging in our dining room. Even though both of my girls have truly mastered the art of reading, I still feel that a word wall is a great way to expand their vocabulary and expose them to letters and words on a daily basis. Our word wall has been taken over by caterpillars and butterflies.
Things have evolved. I used to come up with the words, type them up and print them off, but now my youngest daughter has taken on this role. Here are some of our butterfly words she added to our word wall.
Each girl also drew a beautiful butterfly picture and we attached our butterfly hatching instructions to the board as well.
My eldest daughter is working on a diagram of the life cycle of a butterfly…cool. So far these little wigglers have brought a lot of fun to our house…can’t wait until we transfer them to the mesh butterfly house where they will transform into painted lady butterflies!
Are you growing butterflies at your house? Any tips and tricks we should know about? Let me know either here or on our Facebook page