After discussing some facts about butterflies and answering lots of questions about butterflies, the children got a butterfly to decorate. We also talked about butterfly gardens and the importance of butterflies and bees to a garden.
Then we started building the butterfly houses. The houses are to be hung in a garden to give the butterflies a place to go into to get out of the rain or to find some shade. There are slits in the front so they can get in and out and a piece of tree bark inside for them to land on. Most of the children used drills and screws to put it together except for Christian who used a hammer and nails.
|Christian was so proud to make it by himself with only a little help from Miss Aneesah.|
Here is a finished one.
Don't they look cool? They can be painted too if you want them to be. We are not keeping all of ours, we will donate a couple of them since 4 were made at the meeting and Anthony brought his home to make with his daddy.