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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Making caterpillars in preschool

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A guest post by Nanette Sposito of Little Wonders Preschool

Very simple instructions:

1. Have children paint the colors as used by Eric Carle in the book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. (Have one child paint green add yellow so that it mimic's the colors in the book, another child can paint brown, etc.)

2. The children can either finger paint or brush paint. The paintings end up looking like Carle's paper collage creations.

3. Let dry and cut out shapes from the book. The caterpillar is a series of segments cut out and pasted together.


We also made props one year; 
smaller pieces attached to craft sticks; 
as I read the story each child had a part
and held up their prop.

The children really enjoyed being interactive 
with the book.

Display in the classroom. The children are so proud
and comment about what parts they each 
contributed to.

About Nanette Sposito:
Nanette is a Home-based Preschool Teacher in
Oakley, CA, accredited by the NAFCC.  

Nanette says, "I Love my job and the children 
that make it possible."


Shell said...

Wonderful blog! Nanette ROCKS... she ALWAYS has the BEST ideas!! I love the big giant VHC on the bulletin board! :)

familyofthree said...

This is really neat! I love it! :)

Sherri said...

Love this idea!

Regency Kindergarten said...

Hey you can make story by putting the caterpillar between leaves and cocoon.
Love the idea, give me an idea too, thx for sharing

Amanda said...

super cute ideas! we are working on caterpillars this week too! :)

{Bobbi} said...

That is so cool!

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