Are you ready for a super fun series?! It is “a post a day” about The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Be on the lookout for a new post daily to see all the fun things we have put together for you!
First, we read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. We discussed how many things it ate before transforming into a beautiful butterfly.
Then, I took out one red balloon attached to a skinny green balloon. Using a permanent marker, I did my best to draw the caterpillar’s face on the red balloon.
Next, we read The Very Hungry Caterpillar once more, but one page at a time and stopping after each page to draw on the green balloon what the caterpillar ate each day. We made sure we read in order and drew in order.
My children had so much fun! Even my 3-year old helped. I would draw the fruit for her and she would color them in.
And on and on the story went. The very hungry caterpillar ate through an apple, two pears, three plums, four strawberries, etc…
Then it got to the picnic foods. My children needed a little bit more help drawing some of them, but overall, they did great.
We all had a lot of fun making our caterpillar and realizing how much it ate in all.
We drew all the way to the very end of the balloon! Wow!
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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