Snacks! Children LOVE snacks, right? What about snacks that are connected to a cool and amazing children’s book? Yes! Here is a snack that children can play with and eat and enjoy.
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- a plate
- one cherry tomato for each caterpillar (they will be the head)
- green grapes (about 4 or 5 for each caterpillar)
- extra cherry tomatoes and green grapes to eat as a snack
- Optional: The Very Hungry Caterpillar storybook
Brother and Sister both worked on this after we read The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Each of them made their own caterpillars.
It was great for coordination, focus and slow, controlled movements to align the cherry tomato with the green grapes.
They would giggle every time a grape would roll off the line. It was fun when they wanted the caterpillars to get longer and longer by using more green grapes.
At the end of our snack playtime, we enjoyed the cherry tomatoes and the green grapes. They were delicious. Yes, it was ok to let the children play with their snack and yes, they even ate their cherry tomatoes.
Here are some more games and activities. Click on the images to get more information on them.
We hope that this post has inspired you to try this simple activity with your children. They will love it!
Famous Artists for Kids ~ Lessons Inspired by Eric Carle
What educator and homeschool family doesn’t love Eric Carle’s books and illustrations? Aren’t Eric Carle pictures just amazing? We read these books with our children and students because they have so much to offer, both the literature and the artwork.
This series of 5 Art tutorials will focus on an amazing artist study (Eric Carle) and Art lessons, so it can be used with children older than the normal range for reading the picture books. It would also make a fun art lesson for multiple ages.
This 5-part tutorial includes:
- Color Wash and Splash Textures
- Brush & Scratch Textures
- Insect Wings and Body Textures
- Blotting Textures
- Project Completion
More Eric Carle Resources Page!
This step-by-step series will make it really easy for you and your kids!
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