Friday, April 28, 2017

Wait, caterpillars become butterflies!?

This week we read “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle, about a ravenous caterpillar who eats his way through the week. At the end of the story he is a round, plump caterpillar who turns into a butterfly!

We made our very own caterpillars out of pom-poms as well as some very beautiful butterflies from tissue paper and watercolor. This book and these activities formed space for us to learn about a big word-metamorphosis. We spent time learning about the caterpillar’s transformation and the change that takes place.

The caterpillar from this week’s book was a good representation of the way things in our world change, grow and adapt, just like we all do as we get older and bigger. Some things will change more than others, but most living things, go through some kind of change and often growth.

We continued to check on our seeds from last week, which are also in the process of a big change and metamorphosis of their own, becoming little green plants from only being white seeds a week ago. Spring is in full swing up here in our toddler center as we enjoy learning about the transformation of insects and plants.

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