Today, we focused on my very favorite butterfly, the one that was first a very hungry caterpillar.
I love The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Luckily, my kids do too.
I saw a cute & easy caterpillar craft on Pinterest several weeks ago. I set the materials for this out for the kids.
The caterpillars turned out very cute!
Then I decided to elaborate on it a little bit and assigned them each foods from the book to make. I let them take charge, and so we ended up with black plums when purple construction paper couldn't be found and a few of our foods don't look quite like what they are supposed to be, but they had fun.
Once the foods were done, I punched holes in each food. Then I had the kids sequence the foods and we strung it on a piece of ribbon and hung it, along with our finished caterpillars on the wall. They loved how it looked as if the caterpillars were going to eat the food.
I thought it turned out pretty cute. B was so excited about how it turned out, he wanted his picture taken with it. Then he went off to make a butterfly & a cocoon for the display!
Need more Very Hungry Caterpillar? Check out my Very Hungry Caterpillar obsession board on Pinterest.
P.S. I can't explain my VHC obsession. I just like the book...it's cute, well written and beautifully illustrated. And judging from the number of repins I've had on Pinterest, I'm not the only one who is obsessed!