Saturday, May 12, 2012

Life Cycle of a Ladybug-We have ladybugs!

This week has been really crazy as we finish up end of the year stuff and worked on our super secret Mother's Day projects! But I do have video of our ladybugs to show you! We have spent a lot of time using the magnifying glasses to look at our ladybugs as most of them have come out of the pupas as ladybugs!

When they first come out of the pupa, they are orange-ish. After a little time they start to turn more red and you can see their spots.

The little ladybugs have been running all over their habitat. We will let them go this week. You will notice at the bottom of their habitat, there are raisins. Since we don't have access to aphids, ladybugs natural food, they like to eat rasisins.

Check out a video of the Eric Carle story: The Grouchy Ladybug. Your child will love the retelling!

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