At the end of this week of feasting in the middle of Lent, I found myself this morning utterly charmed by the Google logo. At my friend Donna's site, I learned it was a special occasion, the 40th anniversary of the publication of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I did a little mental inventory of craft supplies. I did some googling. Mary Beth did some googling. We had a little conference. And the day began to wiggle along most delightedly. I needed this day. I needed the charm of delight-directed children. I needed the relative ease of pulling off some fun learning. I needed Stephen's bemusement as I frosted a caterpillar cake. "I think," said he, "it must be the Feast of Eric Carle."
Mary Beth took pictures to capture the day, of course. So, she's going to take this post from here.
I took more pictures and I'm going to do this just like the St. Patrick's Day Post. Enjoy!
I printed these out at DLTK, here! Then I made the numbers to correlate to the day--not to the number of items.
Science Today: The life cycle of the butterfly. Nicky and Katie both did this. It was printed out from here and they put them in the right places and then made their own.
Pattern Block Mat Printed out here! Katie, Kari, and Nick all did this one.
Thumbprint Caterpillars! From Ed Emberley's book
Egg Carton Caterpillars after we had omelets for lunch. Even Paddy was inspired to do this one!
Then, from our very old book (which is now out of print) we made our own Eric Carle collages.
I made all of the things that the caterpillar ate.
Mom topped the day off with going to the store and collecting ingredients for this.
Isn't he very cute?!
This was a very fun day, even if we planned as we went.
Next time, we're going to do this project.