Date: May 14, 2020
What is our theme? Creepy Crawlies
What is the lesson: Making a hungry caterpillar painting using toilet paper rolls
- PW36. The older toddler controls small muscles in hand.
- LC44. The younger toddler shows motivation to read.
- CD69. The older toddler creatively explores and experiments using a variety of sensory materials and art mediums.
Learning Outcomes: Identify a caterpillar, and relate it to the story being read.
Book: Hungry Caterpillar
- Toilet paper tubes
- Red and green paint
- Plates to hold paint
- Marker to draw a face
- Read the hungry caterpillar, or watch the video of it being read
- Lay your paper out flat
- To start, use the red to make one circle for the head
- Dip the end of your toilet paper tube into the green paint and make the circles in a line on the paper following the red circle
- Draw Eyes on your caterpillar
Activity Wrap Up:
Talk about caterpillars. Talk about what the caterpillar ate in the story.
How do I know what my child is learning?
Your child should be able to identify the caterpillar in the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar
How can you extend this activity? (Modifications)
You can extend this activity by going outside and going on a caterpillar hunt! They are often found hanging by trees. As the weather becomes warmer, inch worms will be easy to find.
Helpful Hints: (Pitfalls & Solutions)
If you don’t own the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, there are many versions online of it being read allowed