I did a unit on caterpillar's and butterflies. I decided I would theme with Eric Carle's "They Very Hungry Caterpillar".
Welcome to caterpillar day!
It was a normal day at school for the kids. They came in and set their things in their basket and hung up their coats. Heading to their mats for circle time. I started out singing the welcome song (Yes, I ruin their ears on voice with my singing!) followed by calendar, weather and the days of the week songs. We put little leaves on the calendar to mark the days that were passing. Next up was music time.. and it was time to boogie! We listened to a lot of our favorite children's music. Dancin' those wiggles out! Afterwards, we read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" for story time.
|Shake the sillies out!|
After they both finished their cards. I had a few small beads, a felt leaf and some clay. They got to make their very own caterpillar, and the egg on the leaf. I was so proud of their sculptures!
|A little egg lay on a leaf..|
We brought the box upstairs to the classroom and placed him inside the jar ( with holes in the top! ) along with his stick and leaves. I told the girl we would be able to watch for him to make his new home -- a chrysalis. .. we wait.
|Welcome home Mr. Caterpillar!|
Hope you enjoyed our caterpillar day!