A few weeks ago we ordered a Live Butterfly Garden from Insect Lore. We received our caterpillars in the mail and for days we watched them eat and grow. Soon they turned into chrysalides. After the butterflies hatched, we fed them flowers, sugar water, and an orange.
Before releasing them, Stella and Aiden whispered thank yous and wishes of good luck to the butterflies.
Today the kids wrote and illustrated their own books about butterflies.
Aiden called his book "My Beautiful Butterflies" and his only words are "Butterflies in the garden. Hope to see you soon!" How cute is he?????
Stella wrote a story about a butterfly who lays an egg on a milkweed flower. The egg hatches into a caterpillar, who turns to a chrysalis, becomes a butterfly and flies away.