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"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" Play
Submitted by Paige
Have your children act out "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". Some children can be food while other children pretend to be the caterpillar munching on the food.
*Have the children hold cardboard paintings of food
*Use a sheet for the child to wrap themselves up in to form a cocoon
*Make butterfly wings out of cardboard for the butterfly to wear
"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" Class Caterpillar
Submitted by Lisa
Paint a rolled up newspaper. Then trace each one of your children's hands. Paste their hands onto the caterpillar body having their fingers be the caterpillar legs.
"The Grouchy Ladybug" Clock
Submitted by Jenni
To help your children tell time make a clock to go along with "The Grouchy Ladybug"
Make a clock face on a round piece of red paper (draw numbers around one side of the circle). On the other side of the circle make ladybug spots. Attach black strips of paper for the legs and a black circle head. Attach the clock arms with a brass fastener. As you read the story have the children adjust the clocks to the time in the story.
"The Very Quiet Cricket" Rule
Submitted by Paige
Use the book "The Very Quiet Cricket" to tell your children that they should not talk in the hall. Tell them they are all crickets and only adult crickets can make a noise
Eric Carle Murals
Submitted by Lisa
Pour finger paint on a large piece of butcher paper have your children paint with their hands and create a mural like an Eric Carle mural.
"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" Eating Healthy Lesson
Submitted by Jan
Talk to your children about eating healthy by using the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar." Talk to them about how healthy the caterpillar grew when eating healthy (Strawberries, Plums, Oranges, Apples, Pears) and how his stomach hurt when eating junk food.
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