On Friday afternoon, after a morning trip to the park Daniel declared he wanted to ‘do making’. I didn’t have anything prepared so instead decided we would do some quick Very Hungry Caterpillar activities.
I cut some circle shapes out of some card and Daniel used the brilliant solid paint sticks from Baker Ross (I’ve mentioned these a few times but they are brilliant!) to decorate the circles. At this stage Emma decided she wanted to join in, so I gave her some circles and a paint stick. She then cried. And threw it all on the floor. Then cried again. (crying from Emma has been the theme of my weekend!).
Daniel had great fun scrawling on the circles and once he had finished I fixed them together using butterfly pins, we added an eye then stuck craft sticks at each end to create our caterpillar puppet.
Daniel was really pleased with his caterpillar and this afternoon he declared the wanted to do ‘circle making’ again. I asked him to get me the Hungry Caterpillar book and we read the story and talked about how the caterpillar becomes a butterfly.
He then played with the matching cards that I had printed from twinkl (again another site I rave about as I use it lots) whilst I drew a rough butterfly shape. Once he had finished his matching game we got around to the important task of decorating his butterfly. Once done I added a craft stick to the middle, we stuck two eyes on and there was our butterfly.
This was such an easy craft to do and also supported the reading of the story. Daniel went through a phase of reading the hungry caterpillar every night, but it isn’t a book we have read much of in recent weeks. I am sure it will be reintroduced to the regular reading pile now.