Butterfly days; out and about

The final installment of our butterfly adventures took us out and about, here are some of the things we did. The Big butterfly count; using a spotter sheet downloaded from butterfly conservation Visiting a butterfly house; our local zoo has … Continue reading

Butterfly days getting creative…

As promised some more of our butterfly themed activities. Caterpillar counting; using different numbers of fingerprints to make the body and our ants on a log game to help us.  Download sheet from funhandprintartblog.com   Butterfly leaf art; made during a … Continue reading

Butterfly days

I’m sorry it’s been a long time again hasn’t it! I realised while organising photos recently that I hadn’t shared with you the butterfly themed activities we did alongside raising 10 beautiful butterflies.  Over the next couple of posts I … Continue reading

Our very hungry caterpillars

3 days after our return from holidaying in Norfolk we received 10 tiny black caterpillars in a little parcel on the doorstep.  We ordered two jars (1 each) of Painted Lady caterpillars to raise into butterflies from Insect Lore. We … Continue reading

30 Days Wild Day 16: Learning about creatures from other countries

Day 16 we headed to the zoo to visit some creatures from other countries.  As you can imagine we saw all of the usual suspects including the lions up very close, E was not so sure, quite rightly so! We … Continue reading

30 Days Wild Day 9: Nature Tots

Yesterday we went to Nature Tots, a monthly nature based session for toddlers at our local reserve.  This month the theme was minibeasts which is pretty perfect considering the recent obsession.  We had a story (The very hungry caterpillar), a … Continue reading