We had fun visiting a local county fair. I looked back at this post from our trip to the fair last year and was amazed by how much the Sugar Snaps have grown. They all enjoyed seeing and naming the animals. Capri squealed with delight when she saw the bunnies. They admired a whimsical sand sculpture carved with amazing detail.
Greg and I enjoyed seeing the animals too, but what got us as excited as the Sugar Snaps was the incredible butterfly display. There was a netted enclosure full of butterflies. A staff member explained how to dip a Q-tip into the nectar and then carefully lift a butterfly onto the Q-tip without harming her wings. We did not trust the Sugar Snaps to hold the butterflies without harm, so Greg held the butterflies so that we all could see them. They were so beautiful. It was the first time the Sugar Snaps had been that close to a butterfly and they have been talking about butterflies ever since. We have been reading the Caterpillar and the Pollywog by Jack Kent to teach them about the way that caterpillars form a cocoon around themselves and emerge as butterflies. I will be doing a butterfly craft with them this week in order to maintain their interest.
They watched with amazement
as Daddy held the butterfly out for them to see.
Have you been to your local county fair this year? Have you had the opportunity to see butterfies up close? I would love to hear from you. As always, comments are welcome and I enjoy reading each and every one.