Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

To kick off our Butterfly Week
We read The Very Hungry Caterpillar
By Eric Carle
A Classic!

I have read this book many a time to Miss S.
She loves it!
So we decided to take it one step further.
We decided to make a puppet to go along with the book.

We cut up a egg carton.
And we painted it.

Instead of using a paintbrush,
We used a cut up sponge and clothes pin.
It was fun to use something different to paint with
We kinda like doing that.

I extended the activity by pulling out my stencils,
so she paint with those too.

We also sang the song "Butterfly"
It goes through the life cycle of a butterfly,
Using to tune of up on the house top. (So it's catchy.)

For our Butterfly theme we leared a lot about Eric Carle. First we made Our Own Eric Carle Butterflies, we also made A Very Hungary Caterpillar book, and lastly we made a butterfly box to fly around in,
Here are the Butterfly Books we are Reading This Week:
Fly Monarch, Fly!
By NancyWallace

This is a really in depth book about the
Life Cycle of a Butterfly
That is really on a child's level.

Yeah for Butterfly Week!


  1. We love that book. I made a Very Hungry Caterpillar hat for my daughter awhile ago. Right now we are raising butterflies. SO MUCH FUN!!!
    PS. Here's the hat, if you're interested in taking a look!

  2. Andrea, you should also post where you ordered the catapillars to raise butterflies! That would be a fun educational project too.

  3. This is such a great project! I love that you can see the paint on her hands and arms in the first pic. p.s. your blog is looking so cute- the layout is fab!

  4. I'm doing the caterpillars with my 2nd grade class (more in depth) and my daughter's preschool. We ordered the caterpillars from insectlore.com:

    Also, you could do an art project creating the butterfly body out of construction paper and then two handprints on each side of the body to form the wings.

    Also, here's a fun idea to show the life cycle of the caterpillars using different pastas:

  5. CUTE! Just saw this! haha! We're making ours out of clothespins, so that they can then use them as book marks!

  6. Andrea thanks for all of your fantastic ideas! I'll have to order butterflies next year!

  7. Michelle, What a great idea. Clothespins, who would have thought!?

  8. I love it when beautiful ideas bounce out of books, lay themselves in front of you and say, Let's play/explore/make/think/do! It's always magic, isn't it?

    All the things you did look lovely, and your girl looks so happy, so content and absorbed. What a sweet post—thank you :)

  9. That if funny!! Great minds do think a like.


Thanks for your great comments!