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Butterfly Literature

We picked up some books from the library to go along with our butterfly themed learning activities this week. Both Jonah and Eve really enjoy reading and looking at these books, because the pages are so colorful! Waiting For Wings by Lois Ehlert: I really enjoy Lois Ehlert’s children’s literature. The stories have a nice…
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Butterfly Art

In the fall, during wooly bear season, I shared a fun caterpillar craft. That would have been a fun activity that would have more of a creative element than the following activities, but since we still have that caterpillar hanging on our fridge, I decided to choose a craft activity that encompasses the entire life…
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Butterfly Songs

I found this song on Youtube and created different colored butterfly di-cuts to use on our magnet board. The song is really simple to learn, and you can create a variety of different colors to use in the song by attaching a self-sticking magnet strip to the back of paper di-cuts. We have also been…
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Butterflies!An Introduction

This week, we are talking about butterflies! To get started, we took a couple of field trips. During breakfast, I asked Jonah if he’s ever seen butterflies in our yard. I asked him what colors of butterflies he’s seen? Were they big or little? How many has he seen? What were they doing when he…
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Butterflies, Wishes, and Walks

Where does one begin when thoughts are circling through ones head a mile a minute?  I suppose I will start with the kids are such a joy this week. They have starting to raise butterflies.  The little caterpillars arrived, and we watched them eat and grow, eat and grow.  We watched as the cocooned themselves,…
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Butterfly release

There was one butterfly that didn’t emerge until this morning, and it was exceptionally cooperative for pictures. I felt like it was Cora’s gift. I knew there was a reason it snowed yesterday. She wanted me to give that last one a chance.
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We have butterflies!!

Two of our butterflies “hatched” this afternoon.  The other 3 won’t be too far behind.  It looks like we’ll have butterflies to release on Cora’s birthday!  I’m so excited!!
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Might, maybe, may

So, our caterpillars are forming chrysalids!  They started yesterday.  The information says that it takes 7-10 days in the chrysalis before they come out as butterflies, and Cora’s birthday was 11 days from yesterday, 10 days from today. So we might actually have butterflies for Cora’s birthday!  I’m not expecting it, but I’m allowing myself…
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Awesome Butterfly Moments

With spring, comes the study of butterflies. I put together a Butterfly Unit Study for our homeschool co-op, with loads of activities I’ll share here, along with the books and crafts we used at home. In addition, we had a fabulous field trip with a huge group of homeschoolers to the Butterflies Are Blooming exhibit…
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Caterpillars!

So our caterpillars finally arrived yesterday.  I’ve accepted the fact that they probably won’t be ready for Cora’s birthday.  I’ve decided we’ll have a picnic dinner at the park, have cupcakes, and fly our kite on Cora’s birthday, and then we’ll release the butterflies for her whenever they’re ready.  That way she gets two days.
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