This morning, when the children arrived at Nursery, they were surprised to see that over the Easter Holidays our class caterpillars had emerged from their cocoons into butterflies.
Prior to the Easter holidays, Nursery had been learning lots about the life cycle of a caterpillar and were eagerly anticipating the arrival of their butterflies. The children enjoyed listening to ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ and really understanding the story because of their new knowledge.
Before releasing the butterflies into the environment, the children were able to look closely at the remains from the cocoons. As the children touched the cocoons it made a crunching noise, they described it as being “soft”.
As we let the butterflies go, they settled on the children’s clothes. Some of the children even managed to hold the butterflies in their hands.