Practice dexterity while learning about science and nature with this fun spring craft. Butterflies and Caterpillars are an essential part of the spring life cycle. Metamorphosis is the amazing process in which butterflies start out as an egg, become caterpillars, then build a chrysalis around themselves and finally emerge as butterflies. Get hands-on in decorating […]
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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.
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.