Along with cats this week, we also learned all about caterpillars and chameleons too! We used the beautiful books by Eric Carle to create and inspire our art projects.
C is for Caterpillar
We read “Ten Little Caterpillars” by Bill Martin Jr. This is a wonderful book all about the different kinds of caterpillars and counting. At the very end the book tells you the name of each caterpillar and what kind of butterfly or moth they will turn into.
And we read “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle. Every child loves this book, it also helps with counting as the caterpillar eats many different types of fruits.
Sing with Me
The Fuzzy Little Caterpillar
(to the tune of “The Itsy Bitsy Spider”)
The fuzzy little caterpillar
Curled up on a leaf,
Spun her little chrysallis
And then fell fast asleep.
While she was sleeping,
She dreamed that she could fly,
And later when she woke up,
She was a butterfly!
We made hand print caterpillars just like “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” complete with his nice, big green leaf that he eats to make himself feel better!
C is for Chameleon
We read “The Mixed Up Chameleon” by Eric Carle. This is a great book that teaches the lesson that it is ok to just be yourself. The chameleon is not happy and he wants to be like other animals. He gets very mixed up and finds out in the end that being himself is beautiful.
Sing with Me
Are you a chameleon?
(to the tune: “Do Your Ears Hang Low”)
Do you have green skin?
Do you shed the skin your in?
Can you change the color, too?
Turn from green to red to blue.
Do you live among the trees?
Blending in with sticks and leaves.
Then you are a chameleon!
We made a template based on the “Mixed Up Chameleon” book by Eric Carle and I cut up colorful crepe paper that the children glued to the chameleon’s body.
We added google eyes, a sticky tongue and a fly to complete our projects.