My kids and the small red-headed girl next door re-enacted the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar. You can make a simple caterpillar sock puppet by hot gluing some google eyes onto a sock. Then have your kids draw, color, and cut out the many foods that the caterpillar eats throughout the book.
One of my sons filmed and edited the video. The small red-headed girl next door read the story, and my daughter played the part of the caterpillar puppet that chewed through lots of food because it was so hungry. At last the caterpillar became a cocoon, and then he emerged as a butterfly!
Take a look at our cute re-enactment of this classic children’s story:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Unit Study
If you are making this into a unit study, you can also do the following hands-on activities:
- Make a tissue paper butterfly craft (with free printable)
- Create stained glass window bowls
- Tie dye coffee filter butterflies
- Read other books about butterflies
- Chase butterflies with a butterfly net and identify them
- Watch a butterfly drink nectar from a flower
You can find instructions on how to make each of these crafts here:Tweet