We made caterpillars in preschool

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on May 12, 2011

in Caterpillar, Children's Books, Creative Art, The Very Hungry Caterpillar

There are some activities that just look like fun and this caterpillar painting activity is one of my favorites….

The teachers set out bright colors of paint, some plastic cups, and some plastic forks. The children used the plastic forks to scratch some green grass on their paper…

We had all kinds of green grass going on…

To add the caterpillars, the children dipped the plastic cups in different colors of paint and made circle prints on their paper…

Some children chose to use only one color of paint for their caterpillar circles….

Other children preferred to use lots of different colors of paint for their caterpillar circles…

Some children added their grass first and others added their grass after they finished their caterpillars…

Some children connected their circles and others left a little space between each circle…

This child went over the circles more than one time…

While the children were making their caterpillars, I heard lots of laughing and talking going on.  I also saw the children sharing paint, taking turns, and even telling each other how to make a caterpillar:)

To go along with this wonderful and colorful caterpillar activity, the children listened to the story “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle.

And they talked about the life cycle of a caterpillar while the teacher drew some simple illustrations for the children to see…

Tomorrow after the paint dries, the children will draw their own faces, legs, and antennae…

What a fun caterpillar day!

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