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We are continuing our study on life cycles at home! Recently, we had a butterfly kit delivered to our home. We had so much fun exploring the life of a caterpillar. Grayson has enjoyed watching our caterpillars grow (and Daddy has, too). They have gotten big so quickly, and will be turning into chrysalises soon.
Last week, we did a couple caterpillar crafts together, and my shirtless toddler is a sign of warmer spring weather!
Egg Carton Caterpillar
Grayson had so much fun making his caterpillar. He wanted to take turns painting, so Mommy even got a turn!
I would recommend using a paperboard egg carton if you can. We used Styrofoam because that is what I had on hand and the paint was beginning to flake off.
Modge Podge came to the rescue, but I will not use Styrofoam in the future. We have been working on identifying our numbers to 6 so it worked out perfectly that we could number our caterpillar, too!
My Caterpillar Name
Since we have been working on Grayson’s name I wanted to do an activity where he could put the letters of his name in the correct order. My Caterpillar Name workpage is what I created.
He was able to put the letters in the correct order and he even was able to practice writing his name.
We sang his name to the tune of “Jingle Bells” while pointing to each letter and he was singing it the rest of the day.