C is for Caterpillars. Sixteen children and twelve adults attended story hour this morning. We started with the book
Arabella Miller's Tiny Caterpillar by Clare Jarrett Arabella catches a tiny caterpillar and watches it grow until it turns into a beautiful butterfly. After the story we worked on some matching. I handed out half of a butterfly to each child. I then put the other half up on the felt board. The child who had its match brought up the other half to complete the butterfly. Our next story was
The Crunching Munching Caterpillar by Sheridan Cain A caterpillar is munching on some leaves when it is visited by a bee, bird, and a butterfly. The caterpillar admires their wings and wishes that he had a pair of his own. He goes to sleep for the winter and wakes up in the spring to find out that he has turned into a butterfly! After the story we "made" some butterflies by repeating a rhyme. We then said goodbye to the butterflies by saying another rhyme. Our last story of the day is an old favorite
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle This book was a pop-up and the kids enjoyed looking at the different pictures. After the story the children were ready to make their craft. A caterpillar in the shape of a C. Next weeks theme is the letter F for Firemen.