Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Very Hungry Little Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Little Caterpillar art activity

Once a week we go to the library and stash up on books to read for the week. Last week we got the classic children’s book, The Very Hungry Little Caterpillar by Eric Carle. The book has wonderful colored pictures a very simple story that early readers can read by themselves.  The hole through the food is ingenious and Little BBQ’s favorite part. The book also teaches children about the life cycle of a butterfly.  I used the book to help teach Little BBQ about sequencing of events. We discuss what comes first in the life cycle of the butterfly and relate that to how human babies grow up to be adults. To end our study of the book we did an art project showing the life cycle of a butterfly. The leaf cut outs were leftovers from a thankful tree that we completed around Thanksgiving. The egg is a marshmallow. The little caterpillar is made of a series of marshmallows. The big caterpillar is made of pom poms, and the butterfly is made of a coffee filter and a twist tie. 


  1. Sweet craft! That book always makes me hungry...

    Ring true,

  2. Nice! My son is too old for this now, but this is something I'm going to keep in mind to do with my 3 year old niece when she comes to visit!


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