My son's preschool class had been learning about silkworms this Spring and he was allowed to take some home on the last day of school. He was so excited.
He has spent a lot of time observing his silkworms and predicting what will happen next. He checks on them several times a day and reports any new developments. It has been a neat experience for all of us to watch the silkworms change into moths and to learn about the life cycle of these unique creatures.
My 5 year old has been very responsible in taking care of his "pets". Twice a day he feeds his silkworms Mulberry leaves that he picks from a tree in our yard, and then after checking on them makes sure his silk worms are in a secure location. They have to be kept out of reach of our two year old and 3 year old. If you have a toddler you know why… they really do get into everything.
Two of our silk worms already transformed into moths and fell in love. The next thing you know we have over 100 silk worm eggs. They haven't hatched yet, but we are waiting to see if they do. I'll let you know if our silk worm adventure continues into another generation.
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