This week is Caterpillar Week in Exploring Nature With Children. Our caterpillars duly arrived on Tuesday; we quickly unpacked them and found a shady spot for them to recover.
We spent time observing them, measured their length (through the cup; they are a little small to be handing just yet.) We have been reading about caterpillars in the Handbook Of Nature Study, and in several picture books. Then we looked at this rather horrifying image of a magnified caterpillar!
Oliver Meckes / Via Flickr: fei_company
We sketched in our nature journals and are very excitedly watching our caterpillars grow before our very eyes!