Animal Planet

Starter

From Egg to Creature: Which came first – the chicken or the egg? Where does a butterfly come from? A frog? Etc. We are going to learn about the stages in which an animal grows – specifically Caterpillar to butterfly and tadpoles to frogs. Read or listen to the very hungry caterpillar.

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LIFE CYCLES

Choose 2-3 20-30 minute activities from the options below:

Caterpillar Craft

Create your own caterpillar - look here for inspiration.


Materials needed:

  • Egg carton
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes
  • Paint
  • Glue
Recreate the book

You can create the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by collecting or making one apple, two oranges etc or use this printable from rattlebabblebattle.com

Sing

Here are some songs about frogs that you can learn and sing The Little Green Frog AND Five Little Speckled Frogs

Butterfly Bracelet

Make a butterfly – take a piece of paper and cut it into a butterfly shape. Place paint on one side of the butterfly and fold in half. Here is an idea of what it should look like. You can also attach a toilet paper roll to the back, cut a slit down one side and cuff it to your hand. Kids can use the bracelet to help the butterfly fly.


Materials Needed

  • White paper
  • Paint
Tadpole to Frogs

Check out this printable puzzle

Caterpillar Math

Here are a variety of math sheets you can do with your children. Pick and choose the one that best fits their age.

Origami Jumping Frog

Make an origami jumping frog as seen here. "We love the magic of turning a piece of paper into a toy, without using any glue or scissors. Origami is good for you as it develops eye hand co-ordination, sequencing skills, maths reasoning, spatial skills, memory, but also patenience and attention skills.  Origami allows you to develop fine motor skills and mental concentration. All of this combined stimulates the brain – especially when BOTH hands are being used at the same time"

Indoor Active

Scavenger Hunt: look around the house for the different things the caterpillar ate – or better yet – make up different things he may have eaten with things you have in the kitchen (real or toy)

Outdoor Active

Play leapfrog – one person jumps over another person like a frog. You can use objects to jump over too (indoor as well)

Food Ideas

Snack – a fruit from the hungry caterpillar and string cheese (aka a slice of swiss cheese or some else that the caterpillar ate)

Lunch – caterpillar pancakes (silver dollar size and line them up like a caterpillar) use veggies for eyes

Snack – anything green (like a frog) green grapes or apples and yogurt

Dinner – sandwich that looks like a frog (deli meat or cheese in the middle, black olives for eyes, and red pepper for a tongue)

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