What is it
A wonderful combination of Eric Carle’s beloved classic story and actual butterfly metamorphosis.
This Very Special Edition of the ever popular Butterfly Garden includes The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ reusable habitat, (30cm tall), 3-5 Painted Lady caterpillars and food, feeding pipette and full instructions. There is also a very special surprise included, a Very Hungry Caterpillar Butterfly Feeder! Kit will include ONE of the following: plum, orange, strawberry, apple, pear, sausage, pickle, cake, cherry pie, or ice cream cone! Styles may vary with each order.
What our team of testers said
"They are eating a lot as they are getting ready to turn into butterflies." - Girl aged 8
"Sometimes butterflies stay really still." - Boy aged 7
- Fosters curiosity
- Develops understanding of the butterfly life cycle
- Promotes observation skills
What our experts think
This kit is great for encouraging children to explore and learn about the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly. It was surprising how small the caterpillars were, but it was great to see how quickly they grew as this was noticeable day by day. The life cycle was short enough to keep the children interested and we liked that the information sheet told us how to handle them and what to look for when they were ready to move onto the next stage (even the adults learned something new!). Once the butterflies had hatched out of their chrysalis, you could keep them in the net for a while so the children could observe them.
- RRP: £42.00
- Brands: Insect Lore
- Product Type(s): Outdoors
Parenting & Educational Resources
- Types of skills developed: Animals & Sealife
Colour, shape and pattern recognition
Food & nutrition
Personal, social & emotional development
Responsibility & commitment
Speech, language and communication skills
Trial and error learning
Understanding the world