Caterpillar Week ~ Exploring Nature With Children

c2.jpg

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!

Caterpillar, again:

Oliver Meckes / Via Flickr: fei_company

We sketched in our nature journals and are very excitedly watching our caterpillars grow before our very eyes!

c3

c1

Happy exploring!

Advertisements

One thought on “Caterpillar Week ~ Exploring Nature With Children

  1. Hi Lynn

    Very cute caterpillars. Ours haven’t arrived yet 😦

    Both children are inspired by the coming spectacle of the butterflies, so much so we are indulging in a whole month looking at invertebrates. It also helps that the beekeeping season is really getting underway now, they love honey ( who doesn’t)?

Please leave a reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s