always begin our caterpillar/butterfly theme by
reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by
Eric Carle. This story beautifully illustrates
the life cycle of a butterfly!
made caterpillar AB patterns!
made butterflies using our handprints at the Art Center!
sequence to the butterfly wings and google eyes for the
observe real, live, larva! I got out magnifying glasses
for my students to "observe" our caterpillars crawling
put caterpillar segments (made from paper
plates) in order from 1-20 at the Math Center!
the lifecycle of a butterfly! We used a green
pea as an egg, a spiral pasta noodle as a
caterpillar, a shell piece of pasta for the
chrysalis, and a bow tie piece of pasta for the
measured blocks, books, markers, crayons, and
other items with plastic caterpillars! I bought
these colorful caterpillars at our local party
supply store. Students also had a great time
measuring each other!
Our caterpillar wall outside our classroom!
eat caterpillars! We used mini Oreos for the
caterpillar body, string licorice for legs and
antennas, and cupcake candies for the eyes. We
used white frosting to hold the Oreos together!
The students LOVED eating their caterpillars!
colleague made this ADORABLE caterpillar with
her students! They colored two circles of
construction paper and then used water colors on
white tissue paper for the color! The students
did a FANTASTIC job making this class
one of my colleagues made this adorable lifecycle using
students finger prints, fist, and hand prints!
Life Cycle of a Butterfly
The Lifecycle of a Butterfly
I buy real
caterpillars from Insect Lore. We watch the
caterpillars grow, turn into chrysalis', and
then we collect leaves, flowers, and grass to
create a butterrfly habitat. We observe the
chrysalis' until beautiful
butterflies emerge! Here we are waving goodbye
to our butterflies! Fly on!!!!! We will miss you!
put together our Bugs floor puzzle! The students have a
counting all the butterflies and caterpillars they see!