Create an adorable Very Hungry Caterpillar Puzzle that your child will play with over and over again!
Prepare the paints for the caterpillar's body using three different shades of green. We used dark green, 3/4 dark green and 1/4 white, and 1/2 dark green and 1/2 white for our mixtures. Cut white paper into circles about the size of a salad plate. Cut a sponge into 4 pieces.
Encourage your child to mix colors, and try using the sponge in different ways to create different textures.
Have your child paint one circle using red, orange and yellow paint for the caterpillar's head. Again, mixing colors is encouraged!
For the caterpillar's eyes, cut two sets of ovals, one of which is slightly smaller than the other. Have your child paint the larger set of ovals using yellow and orange and the smaller pair with the greens. Glue the green pair on top of the orangish pair, then glue both sets of eyes to the caterpillar's face.
After enjoying Eric Carle's book, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar", give your child all the prepared parts and have him create his own version of a very hungry caterpillar.