This week we began studying butterflies. We ordered caterpillars and watched them munch away at their special food. We offered a painting work to show that butterfly wings are (mostly) symmetrical. The child paints one side, lightly pushes it down with their hand and unfolds.
Voila, a mostly symmetrical butterfly!
We then offered a life cycle work. The child glues various pasta and leaves on the plate to show the egg, caterpillar, chrysalis and butterfly phases.