A great kids craft for springtime or any time of year is a felt board that tells the story of Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” Every child loves this classic story, and Hungry Caterpillar activities can be a springboard for teaching about all sorts of subjects, from numbers and counting to health and nutrition to the life cycle of the butterfly.
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Now that spring is here it’s a great time to teach your class all about nature: flowers, animals and insects. A great way to get into the not-always-so-exciting topic of insects is with Eric Carle’s timeless classic, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” After reading this story you can incorporate a fun kids craft into your lesson about the life cycle of butterflies.
My kids, my students, and yes, I’ll admit, I too love to read Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” While hearing a story is always enjoyable, children will feel much more engaged when they do a hands-on craft or activity that ties in to the lesson. This favorite childhood story lends itself to discussions on so many different topics.