Well as this spring is well over and summer is full force I thought I'd finally get around to posting about our annual butterfly project. Every year our kids look forward to receiving caterpillar larvae from Insect Lore to watch them become full grown caterpillars then change to the pupa form (chrysallis) and become a beautiful monarch butterfly.
I love to supplement this hands on activity with a great classic book like The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle. I also love to provide worksheets on labeling the body parts of the caterpillar as well as the buttefly. This is a great activity from ages 3 and up! You can go more in depth with older children. They can do a science project (observing) along with this activity.