It’s Caterpillar Project season in 2nd grade. Caterpillars and chrysalis’ and mallow plants are all Reese has wanted to talk about this week. So when she brought a fuzzy caterpillar home on a stick on Tuesday, I figured it would be fun for her to observe it for a few hours. It’s our policy to always return caterpillars and other creatures to the outdoors after a short observation period.
We stuck the caterpillar in a mason jar and named him Mason.
The two youngest kids couldn’t get enough of their fuzzy friend.
Imagine their surprise when they noticed Mason spinning web inside the jar. It was pretty cool to observe.
The next morning, we woke up to a full spun chrysalis (or is it a cocoon?) on the side of the mason jar.
The excitement in our house has been palpable. Even the older kids (ok, and myself) have gotten excited about watching Mason’s progress. We’re checking out books and making predictions about when Mason will emerge…..and what he’ll look like. Will he be a butterfly or a moth? My guess is moth.
Who knew that a little caterpillar like Mason could bring a family together and create such great memories?
Anybody know anything about caterpillars, butterflies, or moths?
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