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"The Mixed-Up Chameleon" Art Section
Submitted by Lisa
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Paint
What You Do
  • Have your children cut out a chameleon and then draw all of the animals that the chameleon wanted to become on it.
"The Very Quiet Cricket" Cricket
Submitted by Paige
What You Need:
  • egg cartons
  • google eyes
  • pipe cleaners
  • construction paper
  • glitter, any other material that you want to use.
What You Do:
  • Cut the egg cartons and let the children make their own cricket.

Note you can also make caterpillars for "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"
"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" Butterfly
Submitted by an Unknown Friend
What You Need:
  • Tissue Paper
  • Paint, or colors, markers
  • Twisty Ties
What You Do:
  • Read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" with your children and then make a Cut out wings out of the tissue paper. Then let the kids decorate them however they want. Next put the twisty tie around the wings to make the thorax and antennas. Then put all the butterflies in a popcorn bowl. Let your kids wave books, poster board, etc. Next to the bowl and watch the bugs fly
"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" Coffee Filter Butterflies
Submitted by Tina
What You Need:
  • Coffee Filters
  • Spray Bottle with water
  • Washable Markers
  • Clothespins
What You Do:
  • Let kids color coffee filters, then spray them with the spray bottle, then twist and clip with clothespin. This will make the butterfly wings, the kids can then color a face and antennas on the clothespin.
"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" Caterpillar
Submitted by Lisa
What You Need:
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Pompoms
  • Googly Eyes
What You Do:
  • Have your children cut out a leaf from green construction paper. Next have them paint three Pompoms. They can then glue these to their leaves and make a really cute "Hungry Caterpillar"
"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" Weave
Submitted by Paige
What You Need:
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Yarn
What You Do:
  • Have your children create several different Foods that the very hungry caterpillar would eat. Next have them cut these out. Punch holes in the foods and then weave them together with green yarn. (as if the caterpillar had ate through them)
"The Grouchy Ladybug" Lady bug
Submitted by Tina
What You Need:
  • Paper Plates
  • Paint
  • Medal Fastener (brass fastner)
What You Do:
  • Give each child two small paper plates and have them paint one as a ladybug. Next have them cut that plate in half Have them paint the second plate as a lady bug with its wings spread. Attach the two halves to the second plate with a medal fastner. Now the wings of the ladybug can open and shut!!!
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