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Ten Little Caterpillars

Ten Little Caterpillars (2)I always have a Lois Ehlert book in my To Be Made Pile! Her stories are so rich and adaptable to different ages. I wanted to make a Caterpillar-to-Butterfly activity to share with the children after reading the story. I could use these in different ways with different groups of children. I know some of the children will never be able to sit through 10, so I wanted to make them all and mix them up when necessary. I made 10 butterfly shapes that fold in half. I used felt/puffy paint to glue/draw a caterpillar on the front of each, then colored in the accompanying butterfly or moth:

10 CaterpillarsI used the last two pages of her book as a template:

Ten Little Caterpillars (3)

1-5 caterpillars

Ten Little Caterpillars (4)

1-5 butterflies/moths

Ten Little Caterpillars (5)

6-10 caterpillars

Ten Little Caterpillars (1)

6-10 butterflies/moths

Lisa over at Libraryland is hosting this week’s Flannel Friday. Be sure to check out the weekly roundup!

2 comments on “Ten Little Caterpillars

  1. Tara Kaye Chmielowski
    April 17, 2014

    These have to be some of the most beautiful flannel pieces I’ve ever seen!

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