Day 2 of our Observing insect life, our focus this week was on the butterfly. Our first day we went trough the various stages of the butterfly life cycle. Day 2 after getting to know the stages we made a caterpillar out of bottle tops. This is a simple idea that I have seen done on the Teach Preschool website: http://www.teachpreschool.org
We picked different size bottle tops, dipped them in different color paints and put it on the construction paper. After we finished we added some googly eyes to the caterpillar.
We reviewed the caterpillar and what it eats and what happens in the next stage.
Lessons that we learnt from this experience:
and more facts on the caterpillar
Before we did the bottle top caterpillar we read the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and it really helped to get them ready for the lesson also the book goes through the stages again and it only reinforced the previous days lesson. We often collect bottle tops in our so we were very happy to put them to use 🙂