Thursday, September 20, 2018

Caterpillars & Butterflies

Today we read about caterpillars and butterflies and attempted connections between these two creatures. We began with the favorite The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Some Storytimers joined in with naming numbers, types of food, and with repetitive phrases as we watched the very hungry caterpillar turn to a beautiful butterfly! We also read Don't Worry Bear by Greg E. Foley, about a bear with a caterpillar friend who forms a cocoon and emerges as a moth. Our last story was my favorite, Caterpillar Dreams by Clive McFarland, about a caterpillar who, with the help of some friends, goes off on an exciting adventure!
Then we made both a caterpillar and a butterfly! We used liquid glue to attach pompons to the caterpillar's craft stick body, them set the creation aside and showed patience as we waited for the glue to dry.  While we waited, we used glue sticks to stick tissue paper squares on the butterfly's wings and added eyes and pipe cleaner antennae to both critters. Some of us with hang these creations on the kitchen refrigerator with magnetic tape for the back!
Have YOU seen caterpillars and butterflies this summer?

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