The children are learning all about life cycles in science this term. We decided that it would be a brilliant experience for the children to be able to see a life cycle with their own eyes. Amazingly, we ordered our ‘Live Butterfly Garden’ and within a few short weeks our caterpillars arrived.
The children were able to see the caterpillars prepare their chrysalis or pupa ready for their metamorphosis into a butterfly. When the butterflies were ready to emerge they spent a few days drying their wings. Finally, the children set the butterflies free so that they could find their natural habitat.