It was a fun butterfly party at our last Toddler Tuesday. We sang a song about the lifecycle of a butterfly. We used different shape pasta to represent the different stages of a butterfly. Israeli couscous for eggs, spiral noodles for catepillar, shells for the chrysalis (cocoon) and bow tie pasta for the butterfly.
We read a fun story about a butterfly called Glasswings- A Butterfly’s Story by Elisa Kleven. This is a great story because it teaches the niches that different insects play in a flower garden. The glasswing is the pollinator; the ladybug controls the pests; the ants till the soil; and the pigeon scatters the seeds.
Nature is so AMAZING! Check out this gorgeous butterfly for real:
We ended this fun class with a craft butterfly to take home. I love these tie-dyed butterfly finger puppets.
The final results:
It is spring break all month long so don’t forget to sign up early, our classes book up this time of year.
Next week, March 18th, we are feeding the sheep! We will study all about wool just in time for Oatland’s annual Sheep to Shawl Festival!