As you can see one of the chrysalis is about to hatch into a butterfly, the chrysalis is clear and if you look closely you can actually see the butterfly inside of it!
Because of how hot it is in the room with the butterflies, the little kids never make it to long inside there! After we finished looking at the butterflies we headed outside to check out a few of the fun butterfly activities outside in the Children’s Garden. We didn’t end up doing to many of the activities outside because it was pretty cold that day. Inside a little snack area they had microscopes and magnifying glasses out for the kids to get a close up look at the butterflies found in Michigan.
After the kids explored the butterflies found in Michigan they went outside and tried on the butterfly wings and antlers to become butterflies! Because Ethan is not slow trying to get a picture of him as a butterfly was not fun, the only one I managed to get came out pretty blurry, but he does have a huge smile on his face!
We have had lots of fun at the gardens read about our trip to see the butterflies last year, my kids finding monarch eggs in the yard last year and raising caterpillars, and one of our summer trips on a HOT day!!
Some of our favorite butterfly resources!
We made some beautiful stained glass butterflies last year for an art project, stop over and find out how we made them!
I also have a Butterfly Pinterest board with tons of butterfly activities for you and your kids!!
I am linking up with these great linky parties, stop over for more great ideas!!