We have welcomed five caterpillars to share our space at Preschool! The children seem fascinated by the tiny creatures, at the same time as learning about the life cycle of butterflies. Each day we have a look to see how they have progressed. The caterpillars should take 3-5 weeks to become a chrysalis. By that time they will have shed their exoskeleton several times to allow themselves to grow bigger and bigger!
When the chrysalides have settled, we will transfer them into our “butterfly garden” enclosure where we will see the butterflies emerging.
We have been asked to produce a display to go in St. Peter’s Church during Wakes Week so we have decided to create a huge butterfly picture. The children are learning about symmetry at the same time!
The children have printed with shaped sponges to make caterpillars to go on our display and next week they will be adding details to their caterpillar shapes.
You are welcome to go and view our artwork during Wakes Week (from 25th June-3rd July).
See our songs page for The Very Hungry Caterpillar Song!