This week we put our antennas on and read about bugs. We kicked off with Eric Carle’s beloved classic, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” about a caterpillar whose appetite gets bigger each day until he forms a cocoon to emerge later as a beautiful butterfly. Not only does this book touch on a scientific concept (the life cycle of a caterpillar) and days of the week; it is also a great counting books for kids.

“I Love Bugs” by Philemon Sturgess explores all the different types of bugs and characteristics they encompass. A neat bonus-on the inside cover, bugs featured in the book are shown with snippets of information.

Kids then got to create alphabet masterpieces using alphabet stamps, bug stickers, and crayons! Another great and easy concept craft is sensory alphabet cards using index cards and puffy paint. Apply puffy paint to index cards to create individual letters of the alphabet (upper, lower case or both). When paint is dry have kids trace each letter while saying the name of the letter.

Did you know there is an Eric Carle Picture Book Museum? Click here to see current exhibits or explore free activities!


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