Check out our cool new houseguests (from an Insect Lore Kit):
If only all houseguests were this quiet, independent and compact - lol!
So as you've probably guessed by my little intro - this week was all about Caterpillars for the Lil Divas!
Watching caterpillars grow, change & transform always excites me - no matter how many times I have witnessed their metamorphosis - it is simply AMAZING!
I am enjoying sharing it with my Lil Divas for the first time. We hatched a butterlfy last year but we did not watch the entire process from caterpillar to butterfly as we are doing this year! An entire life cycle post is in the works - we are documenting our caterpillars journey to share with you all. :)
On to other fun stuff - What have the Lil Divas been working on this week?
ABC Fun C is for Caterpillar - Part 1 (more to come)
Caterpillar Letter C: What better way to review the letter Cc & celebrate that C is for Caterpillar than by making Caterpillar Letter C's!
What You Need:
Construction Paper (various colors) cut into small circles - we used
markers or glitter glue (that's what we used - the Lil Divas love it!)
What To Do:
1. Give Child Tracer for Letters Cc on background paper (we used black) and have them arrange circles to form the letters on the page.
2. One all circles have been glued on to form letters C & c - have child add legs, eyes, mouth and antenna to form caterpillars! We used glitter glue for the legs but markers work just fine. You can add wiggly eyes too. The Lil Divas wanted to draw their faces with markers so taht is what we did.
They came out so cute!
Letter C Handwriting Practice <---- click for handwriting printables from Confessions of a Homeschooler - including the letter Cc pictured below that we used. I love using her printables! So much color and such cute pictures. The Lil Divas always enjoy them. What I like about her handwriting printables (and why I always use them first since we do a few over the course of the week) is that included a pre-writing activity to get the lil hands moving in the correct motion. This is great for my Littlest Diva who is still in the learning stage. My oldest knows how to write her letters at this point but the practice is good for her as well because she tends to want to go her own way in regards to formation sometimes. These types of handwriting sheets help form the letters correctly.
Caterpillar Math Fun:
Mixed-up Numbers Caterpillar <--- click for printable from Confessions of a Homeschooler. A cute & easy way to review number recognition & number order.
The Oldest Diva worked on numbers 1-20:
The Littlest Diva worked on numbers 1-10:
They have worked on this Caterpillar numerous times over the course of the week. There are numbers that are confusing them so I am really trying to get them to recognize & know them.
They honestly love doing it - they find the caterpillar so cute & feel so proud when he's complete and they got it right! I laminated the pieces for durability since I knew we would be using them often and have been storing them in a small baggie.
Caterpillar Dice Game <---click for a cute caterpillar game from Confessions of a Homeschooler. There are 2 versions of the game board - one with numbers and one blank. We played the blank one below using fuzzy pom pom balls as our game pieces and foam numbered dice. The Lil Divas really enjoyed it.
Craft: Colorful Thumbprint Caterpillars - I LOVE thumbprint/handprint/footprint crafts & always find a way to do them! So it should be no suprise that we made these lil critters!
Aren't they cute? :) Ok, so how can you make some too? I'll tell you!
What You Need:
White construction paper or cardstock ( I cut ours to 4x6 size since we are working with tiny thumbs)
Paint - any colors you like!
What To Do:
Pour a dab of paint onto paper plates for easy thumb access - you can even use a large plate and make a palatte
Have your child place thumb in desired paint color and press onto white construction paper where they want caterpillar to be.
Do this for as many colors as they like - you can mae small or large caterpillars - it's all up to them!
Let thumbprints dry
Once they are dry - add antenna, faces & legs
Then add scenery as you like - you can also do this before hand & use paint if you like - I opted for the less mess version on this particular day! :)
Didn't they turn out adorable? Love them!
Stay tuned for more Caterpillar Learning Fun! :)
I need to catch up on my posts now that Blogger has restored my blog.