From Hungry Caterpillars to Beautiful Butterflies

The Tigers started this week like caterpillars learning all about creepy crawlies. In fact, their first activity was making fingerprints to add smiling, colorful caterpillars to our bulletin board.

They were super excited to explore all kinds of insects: caterpillars, butterflies, bees, ants, ladybugs, grasshoppers, and spiders. They learned that ants have six legs and spiders have eight.

The kids really enjoyed making ladybugs in art. They also enjoyed putting beads on a pipe cleaner to create a caterpillar, and mixing colors to paint butterflies.

During physical development they explored jumping through hoops and crawling through a  tunnel like ants. They hopped like grasshoppers to songs like “Grasshopper Hop” and “Bugs.”

They also enjoyed the thrill of being chased by a bee puppet while listening to the “Bumblebee Song.” Their favorite was wiggling and dancing to a song called “Caterpillar Song” by Miss DeeDee, which you can find on Youtube.

This weeks story time was full of books with many colors and pop ups such as The Hungry Caterpillar, Ten Little Ladybugs, and The Very Busy Bee.

By the end of the week the once “very hungry caterpillars” were able to spread their wings and become beautiful butterflies.

 

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