Junior Sprouts – April 23rd


Hi Friends! Can you think back to when we talked about butterfly life cycles? Here is a picture of a Swallowtail Butterfly’s life cycle. Can you name each stage? The words are written at the bottom. Copy them onto a piece of paper.


When a caterpillar transforms into a butterfly, it looks really different. Let’s have a close look at the parts of a caterpillar’s body and a butterfly’s body. Ask an adult to help you read the words. What is the same? What is different?

borrowed from our friend Peggy Means
borrowed from our friend Peggy Means


Thinking about a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly made me wonder if there was anything around my house I could pretend was a caterpillar that could transform into a butterfly. Have a look at what I found:

I used a scarf, some toothpicks and two twist ties to make my caterpillar.
Then I moved all the pieces around to transform them into a butterfly!

Now it’s your turn. Gather some things around your house to make a caterpillar, then turn it into a butterfly! Send me a photo of what you created!


Look at the illustration below. Make up a story about the butterflies in the picture. Tell your story to someone in your family. Remember to give the butterflies names. Think about where they are, and what they are doing. Ask someone to tell you a story about the same picture. I bet you both have very different ideas about the same picture!


Since yesterday was Earth Day, I’ve been thinking a lot about recycling. I found this great idea from Preschool Steam, which uses recycled Easter eggs that you might have around your house. Have a look:

Use the eggs to make instruments! What can you find at home to put inside?

What about: beads, coffee beans, coins, small rocks?

Once you’ve filled them, add some tape around the seam to keep them together. Listen to the different sounds they make when you shake them. Ask someone in your family to shake them and guess what’s inside!

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