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Science/Art: Caterpillars Spring Observational Artwork

The 3 year-old Caterpillars are studying plants, just in time for spring! They have been doing “life-cycle of a seed” movement activities, planting seeds in the classroom and reading tons of books about where our food comes from and how plants/gardens grow.

For this project they were honing their observation skills, doing careful drawings with colored pencils. First, they talked about the flower they chose, which provided an opportunity to look at some different plant parts (flower petals, pollen, leaves, stems), and they also noticed shapes and subtle colors in the flowers (pointy leaves, long ones, round ones, many vs few). Next, they tried to identify shapes to draw and added green leaves. Finally, they picked watercolors that matched the flower and added that!