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.
Choose 2-3 20-30 minute activities from the options below:
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.
- White paper
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"
Stories + Activities With Bookflix
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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)
Play leapfrog – one person jumps over another person like a frog. You can use objects to jump over too (indoor as well)
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)