Yesterday, I took a quick break from the couch to go outside. Since it was a nice warm day, we decided to free our butterflies. This project was really worth it and I hope that we can make it an annual adventure. They were so easy to care for and I know that the children will get more out of the project each year that we do this.
A week or so ago, I set up our butterfly reading shelf with some of our favorite butterfly books. My favorite in this group is Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert. The children LOVE Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Also on the shelf is a beloved Monarch butterfly puppet by Folkmanis.
A few years ago, my sister gave us a butterfly garland which we've hung in the spring and summer ever since. I love how it looks on our mantle.