Caterpillars to Butterflies!

Over the past few weeks the Portland House preschool children have been looking after caterpillars and learning about their life cycle. We gave the caterpillars their special food and watched as they made their cocoons.

After a few weeks the cocoons hatched and we were left with beautiful butterflies. The children helped cut oranges to feed them. Before we released them the children read 'The Hungry Caterpillar' and did their own observational drawings of the butterflies. The children made a butterflies feeding station and they all helped to release them to their new home.

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