During our minibeast topic we had a butterfly farm.
Our butterflies started off as caterpillars and we watched them change over several weeks to become chrysalises and then turn into beautiful butterflies.
We had to keep quiet around the caterpillars and make sure they were kept in a dark place while they were growing.
When they became chrysalises we watched them change and just as they were about to come out we had to make sure that they had sugar water, fruit and leaves from our local area. We then set them free to fly away on a warm, sunny day.
We read the stories ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ and ‘Monkey Puzzle’ to help us understand how the caterpillars changed.