The Life Cycle of a Grasshopper Activity describes how this insect’s lifecycle, known as an incomplete metamorphosis. The female lays fertilised eggs in the soil in a pod. Up to 10 months later, nymphs hatch from the eggs. As they grow into a juvenile grasshopper, they moult their exoskeleton, until they mature into adults.
This unique material takes the Child from the verbal story; developing the sensorial (concrete) understanding of the material with the objects; to the abstract. The incorporation of images and labels helps develop the Child’s reading skills. Colour-coded material, coded according to the Montessori Animal Kingdom. The grasshoppers are invertebrates, and coded beige.
Contents of Life Cycle of a Grasshopper Activity:
- 1 x control chart
- 1st working chart called the labelled object working chart, use with the objects, (which are sold separately).
- 2nd working chart called the unlabeled working chart, use with the image and labels.
- replace the objects with the 4 small images. When ready, add the 4 labels onto the unlabeled working chart.
- the Child matches the real image of each life cycle of the grasshopper, to the labeled image on the 4 activity cards.
- 1 set of 3-part cards, classifying the nomenclature for the very young child.
- 4 Definition cards with:
- a control card,
- a card with an incomplete phrase
- labels to complete the phrase.
- All contents are stored in a 4 plastic envelope.
The teacher can also use the definition cards as an aid as s/he tells the story of the life cycle of a grasshopper activity to very young children.