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Very Hungry Caterpillar

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Libraries are more than books. Some kids need a little direction to get the creative juices flowing. I gleaned the following from PUBYAC contributors. If you're a member, check out the archives. Please add YOUR comments. Your colleagues would appreciate hearing what works, and what didn't!


(see also: http://www.eric-carle.com/bb-VHC.html;

http://www.teachingheart.net/veryhungrycaterpillar.html)

 

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR, by Eric Carle

b. June 25, 1929

 

REFRESHMENTS:

 

CRAFTS:

  • Mobile
  • Caterpillar crafts
  • Butterfly crafts
  • Flower crafts

 

GAMES AND ACTIVITIES:

  • Read as an interactive story with the children acting out the various stages of the life-cycle     
    • Egg--Have the children hold their ankles, bend down, with a rounded body
    • Larva--Have the children squirm like a worm
    • Pupa--Have the children take turns crawling into a sleeping bay or king-size pillow cases, (With colorful scarves tucked inside)
    • Butterfly--Have the children emerge dancing and darting with their colorful scarves

 

PROGRAM:

  • Read the book--talk about bugs
  • Sing songs
  • Read poetry
  • Dance
  • Have one or two stations for crafts
  • Have plenty of word searches and coloring sheets on hand as the children work their way through the stations
  • End with refreshments

 

                         

 

 

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