Emma discovered this caterpillar while playing outside.
Johnny came over to check it out,
And Lily soon joined them.
All three children loved this caterpillar! They built it a house, and were very sad when it was gone the next morning.
In remembrance, Emma drew this wonderful illustration, painting with watercolors first and then outlining with a Sharpie pen. I love the hearts, and the happy smile on the caterpillar’s face. I plan to frame this picture, because it is wonderful.
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MaryAnne lives is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.
18 thoughts on “Learning Laboratory: Caterpillars”
MacGyver is always raising caterpillars he finds in our yard. It’s like watching a little miracle!
That painting is fabulous. Children’s art and creativity always makes my heart smile.
I love those “teachable moments” Great post!
That’s an amazing piece of art. How sweet.
Wow, I love Emma’s caterpillar art! I think we will have to try that technique. Also, unrelated–we tried the individual containers of vinegar and baking soda, and it entertained them for an hour! We only stopped because we ran out of baking soda and then, finally, it was time for nap.
That is awesome!!! I’m so glad they enjoyed the vinegar and baking soda play =)
I LOVE Emma’s painting! Definitely a ‘framer’!! Sweet picture of Emma holding the little caterpillar.
That painting is definitely a framer! I love how she added the sharpie marker. It really makes it pop!
That painting is beautiful!
I love that painting!
Fantastic! Love how Emma translated the experience into beautiful art!
we recently watched caterpillars turn into butterflies & my girls were so amazed. They never touched them though – brave girl you have there.
We have the same little green caterpillars running around over here! My kids are loving it!
What a great drawing. Emma is so your daughter. Anna is a lot more likely to tell the story than to draw a picture :)
I don’t share Emma’s drawing ability, but we’re both more visual than verbal =)
My girls are terrified of bugs, even though they’ve held a tarantula at our butterfly pavilion. They would never ever have picked up a caterpillar!
Oh my goodness I love her picture! Those are wonderful watercolors.
I love Emma’s painting!
Thanks! I think it’s my favorite so far of her creations =)
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