The Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft For Kids
Today on The Inspiration Edit we have a fantastic craft activity for kids based on the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a popular book throughout the world and one that we certainly love.
Reading regular with young children is a great way to help build basic literacy skills. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is great for teaching children about the days of the week, for introducing basic counting skills and teaching about the life cycle of the caterpillar.
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Providing children with fun and engaging activities such as this foam craft is a fantastic way to extend existing interests, to get children talking, developing social skills and building fine motor skills.
This craft is super fun, easy and simple and you can make this in the preschool setting, in the classroom or at home. I hope you enjoy this tutorial and do let me know if you try it out yourself.
Supplies For This Caterpillar Craft
- 1 piece of red card
- 1 piece of green foam
- 1 piece of yellow foam
- 1 piece of purple foam
- 1 glue gun and glue stick
- 1 circular bowl as a template
- 1 pair of scissors
- 1 pencil or black pen
How To Make This Caterpillar Craft
1. Using your bowl as a template draw a large circle around the red card.
5. Turn on the Glue gun to give it time to heat up.
6. Cut out two smaller oval eyes from the green foam and cut out.
Also cut out a circular nose for your caterpillar.
10. Finally glue the little green nose and you will.
Have your very own The Very Hungry Caterpillar face.
11. You can use this activity to extend children’s interest in the. book, discuss colour, practice fine motor skills such as cutting and drawing and chat about the book.
Remember it’s the process not the end product which is most important.
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About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!