Caterpillar size sequencing (find printable here at 1+1+1=1):
Caterpillar pattern blocks -- we used our blocks from the Melissa and Doug Pattern Boards and Blocks set (find printable here):
Graphing game -- the boys loved throwing the block, although they didn't quite get the graphing aspect! You could use mini magnets, stickers, pom poms, whatever you have on hand. (find printable here at 1+1+1=1)
Life cycle of a caterpillar (another great printable from 1+1+1=1):
Wikki Stix (these are slightly tacky sticks that you can form to make numbers, letters, etc.):
We colored on The Very Hungry Caterpillar giant coloring sheets (I found them at our local arts and crafts store):
Our Bible verse was: "Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new Creation; the old has gone, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17"
We used this printable to put the verse in order (you could also print out 2 copies and play a memory or matching game):
Here's a fun fingerplay:
There was a little caterpillar crawling all about (walk with fingers on arm)
He worked and worked without a doubt (wiggle fingers)
Wrapping himself in a snug cocoon (wrap other hand around fingers)
Waiting and waiting, will it be soon? (hold fingers)
Look, he's coming out, my oh my! (raise arms in excitement)
For now he's become a beautiful butterfly (cross thumbs and flap hands like wings)
Of course we've been reading this favorite book:
And this is another of our favorites (an Usborne picture book that tells the life of the caterpillar and its transformation into a butterfly):
GM loves reading this book and hearing all the animal sounds. There was a page with the caterpillar and butterfly, which worked perfectly with our unit.
Come back next week for our butterfly activities!
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