As part of our My Father's World curriculum we got a butterfly kit. It comes with the habitat and a coupon for mail-order caterpillars through Insect Lore. We have done this in the past, but the kids loved it and Ramya wasn't home with us yet, so we decided to do it again! The kids really loved naming the caterpillars and then watching them form a chrysalis and eventually emerge as (Painted Lady) butterflies. They were sad when the time came to release them, but had fun watching them fly away.
They wanted to show they were sad we had to let them go....
The kiddos loved watching this one curl and un-curl his proboscis