Over the last few weeks we have been watching our caterpillars grow, make a pupa and then become butterflies and releasing them in our garden. We have spent time looking at a variety of books on butterflies and their life cycle and spent time finding caterpillars in the garden. We watched this lovely you tube video which shows a caterpillar pupating and then becoming a butterfly.
Love this picture you can see so clearly the butterfly's proboscis
We used mirrors to look at reflection and symmetry, using some of our maths shapes and buttons to make pictures and then to see them reflected in the mirrors. I talked about how both sides of the butterfly's wings are the same and they enjoyed some painting and printing.
I found some free printables here at The Butterfly Site lots of lovely butterflies and some life cycle pictures.