quarta-feira, 6 de maio de 2009

Outdoor Hour # 23

It was time to study yet another dead sample of my collection and this time it was a moth. We observed the moth with the magnifying lense and talked about the differences between butterflies and moths (which in Finnish are called simply "night butterflies").

I encouraged the kids to divide their paper in two sections and to draw a butterfly on one side and a moth on the other side. Lucas drew a huge sun and a butterfly underneath it (see it? It's his first ever butterfly and he was sooo proud!) :) On the other side he drew a moon (see it? It's his first ever moon and he was again sooo proud!). Later on he also drew a moth underneath the moon.

This is Luana's picture. We did discuss the colouring of the moths but the one on the right is however a moth (see the stars and the full moon that tell you it's night?) :)
Best part of this task was by far Lucas' joy of his new drawings.

2 comentários:

Barb-Harmony Art Mom disse...

Night butterflies...I love that.

Priceless drawings this time around. I love all the connections you are making with your children. I did not learn until I was an adult what the difference between a moth and a butterfly were but I am making up for it now. :)

Thanks for sharing your link.
Barb-Harmony Art Mom

mamãe disse...

Thanks for the comment! I have to admit there were some differences between butterflies and moths I hadn't observed either. These tasks do good for kids and adults alike! :)