>Very Hungry Caterpillar

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Our Egg Carton Caterpillars were inspired by Eric Carle’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I love recycling products in the house for arts and crafts. The boys really loved this idea and book.

I cut the rows from the egg carton and let the boys paint them. I added the pipe cleaners for the ears and the boys enjoyed making their caterpillar eat food and move around the house

You can take this project furthur by talking about the stages it takes for a caterpillar to turn into a butterfly.

For the older homeschoolers they actually drew the stages in their notebooks and explained it.  The younger children talked discussed days of the week and what the caterpillar ate on each day.

So much can be done with this project for older and younger children.. I have a few lesson plans too on the subject!

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4 Comments to “>Very Hungry Caterpillar”

  1. >Salam, I friend of mine showed me a good one the other day – if you're fond of Elmer – here's a link similar to what she did:http://www.silkysteps.com/forum/showthread.php?p=3088#post3088

  2. >Salaam Jamal! Awesome… very nice!! Who is the sister? thank you for the link!

  3. >Actually it's a work colleague of mine. Very arty!

  4. Fun. We recently did THe Very Hungry Caterpillar as well in my classroom. I even brought in a few for the children to look at. Right now it is in its cocoon but we will see what happens πŸ™‚ We also made a caterpillar with the cartons and also paper art. I will have to take a pic of it to show you insha Allah. For circle I used the book but I also made some cut outs of the caterpillar, its food, a cocoon and butterfly and let the children take turns letting the caterpillar “eat” the different food. it was more interactive than the book and they loved it. πŸ™‚

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