Apr 27

From caterpillars to butterflies

After a week of learning about how caterpillars morph into butterflies, the preschool students worked on this project at the end of the week to show that they understand the life cycle process. This was sort of like their ‘final exam’ for the caterpillars to butterflies theme week.

Square 1 shows the caterpillar egg. They used an unpopped popcorn kernal.

Square 2 shows the caterpillar by using a small piece of yarn.

Square 3 shows the?chrysalis?or the?cocoon with the tip of a cotton swab Q-tip.

Finally, square 4 shows the butterfly with two pieces of elbow macaroni placed back to back for the wings.


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  1. School Sparks Renee

    So cute. We did the same think, but I like your q-tip swab better for the chrysalis – we just used a piece of a cotton ball. For the butterfly, we used bowtie pasta! Thanks for sharing, Renee

  2. Brenna Phillips

    Last year we used a cotton ball but I thought the q-tip swab looked more like the chrysalis in our real caterpillars experiment. Such a great way for young children to see the process.

  3. Carrie

    What a great idea!! Thank you so much for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you are having a fabulous week!

  4. Carrie

    I just wanted to let you know that I will be featuring this post on Sharing Saturday this week. Please feel free to stop by and grab a featured button if you would like. Thanks again for sharing with us!

  5. Brenna Phillips

    I am honored to have this post featured on your Sharing Saturday. I will link back to it when it goes live. Thank you so much.

  6. Amy @ No Greater Honors

    What a neat idea! Definitely going to have to bookmark this one for a caterpillar/butterfly week!

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