Maddy sent away for a fascinating habitat and discovery kit for Grace so that she could learn all about the incredible journey that a caterpillar takes to become a beautiful butterfly. The kit came in the mail last weekend with a small container that contained five tiny caterpillars (seen below). Maddy, Poppy, Grace, and I all enjoyed watching the caterpillars grow each day as they quadrupled in size in just five days! By the end of the week the caterpillars had climbed to the top of the cup and were hanging down head first ~ and within one day they had all formed their own chrysalid. If you look closely in the picture below you can see the chrysalids hanging. Grace and I carefully transported the delicate chrysalides back to Maine. Tonight, Daddy removed the chrysalids from the cup and placed them inside of the butterfly garden habitat (seen above). We then hung the butterfly habitat from our dining room ceiling fan and we will be anxiously waiting for the butterflies to emerge. This should take about one week and we can't wait. This has been a truly amazing learning opportunity for Grace and we can't thank Maddy enough!