My Favorite Caterpillar Art Project {Freebie!}

Do you have one of those projects that you just love? This Eric Carle inspired caterpillar is one that I look forward to each year. It's like an old folktale... I don't know who created it, but it has been shared from teacher to teacher over time and each teacher putting a small spin on it.

Let me just warn you... this little caterpillar isn't a quick little project.....I span this puppy over a two week time period while we are learning about butterflies (see the unit below)

One of the main reasons I L.O.V.E. it is because the kids get to do some of those quintessential kindergarten activities such as string painting and marble painting! Below you see a break down of what I did and you will notice the one below that is different. (The second one down doesn't have marble painting- I did "gadget" painting instead...the point is..change it up a little...that makes it even more fun!)

This year they were on the memory pockets:

In the past they have been on the board:

The first few days when the kids are painting the solid background colors I don't even tell them what it is for. They love to guess! Yet another reason I love doing this!

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  1. It is crazy how much these look exactly like his artwork from the book. TOO cute!!!

    For the Love of First Grade

  2. LOVE this!! I'm curious what you have displayed underneath each caterpillar on your bulletin board??? :)

    abcs and polkadots

    1. Thank you Jill! The kids had been sequencing the story, "The Very hungry Caterpillar" in groups. Each person wrote one sentence about each day of the week, such as, "On Monday he ate one apple." When we were done using these I added them to the board.