I have been somewhat concerned that our painted ladies would not emerge in time for the children to enjoy them prior to our summer recess. Fortunately, 4 of the 5 have now emerged! Now we can all take our two week break with some closure.
We spent a lot of time observing our new butterfly friends today and reciting our finger play over and over and over again.
"First there was an egg sitting on a leaf."
(Hold one hand flat and curl index finger to make the egg on the leaf)
"Out popped a munching, crunching caterpillar"
(swiggle/wiggle index finger along)
(Bring index finger up in front of your face and wrap it with your other hand)
(move your hands around as the chrysalis, side your thumbs to interlock, and flap your hands like butterfly wings)