Good Afternoon! 

Monday, we talked about Ladybugs. Today we are going to learn about Caterpillars and Butterflies.    

Waiting for Wings  by Lois Ehlert 

World of Insects: Butterflies  by Martha E. H. Rustad 

Video:  The Life of a Butterfly 
Watch butterflies grow up and spread their wings. 
Act-It-Out Activity: A Butterfly Changes  

This full-body activity will get your child moving while teaching him or her about the four stages of a butterfly’s metamorphosis. 
To begin, remind your child of the changes that a butterfly goes through during metamorphosis. Together use your bodies to act out each of the stages: 

  • First, the caterpillar starts out as a teeny tiny egg. (Curl up into a little ball.) 
  • Then, it comes out as a wriggly caterpillar. It eats and eats and eats! (Stretch out slowly and move around on your belly. Pretend to munch on leaves.) 
  • Next, its skin hardens into a chrysalis (pronounced kris-uh-lis). (Stand very stiff and straight. Wrap your arms around your body.) 
  • Finally, the butterfly comes out of the chrysalis. It has beautiful wings! It can fly away. (Spread your arms as “wings” and “fly” around the room.) 
  • Now call out each of the stages in order again: egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, butterfly. Have your child continue to work through the motions on his or her own. As your child moves, ask him or her how each of the movements feels on his or her body. 


Paper Plate Caterpillar Eric Carle Ideas 
Coffee Filter Butterflies 
Edible Butterflies    

And for parents - Darien will celebrate Health Care Professionals and First Responders with Ring the Bells every Saturday night from 7:00 - 7:05 PM. If you don't live in Darien, check with your town to see when they will be doing it.   
Talk to you on Wednesday! 

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