Chasing Cheerios

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Magic Egg- Library Activity Kit

Last week's library activity kit was all about eggs and animals that hatch from eggs. It included The Very Hungry Caterpillar book as well as sequencing cards for butterfly and frog lifecycles. After reading the book, we reinacted it using this colorforms set (I bought it at TJ Maxx a couple of years ago). O loved the colorforms set, which made me happy since I'd regretted buying it :)

After O's nap we made fruit salad so we could eat like the caterpillar in the book. We were both especially excited about the watermelon in our fruit salad! We LOVE watermelon :)

Other activities that we did to go along with the activity kit (but didn't take pictures of) were going on a caterpillar hunt with a magnifying glass (we didn't find any caterpillars), looking at insect and butterfly Viewmaster slides, making plaster of paris insects, and going to the butterfly room at the Children's museum.


  1. I am so jealous of all the great activities you get from your library! I sure wish ours had a program like this!

  2. My son's SN teacher used the Very Hungry Caterpillar Book to encourage the kids in the class to try new foods. They ended up touching, licking, or eating a bite of every food from the book!

  3. Ashlie.....frequent visitor!May 28, 2009 at 12:05 PM

    We love this book, too. Hey, just so you know, this is the 40th anniversary of that book! You may find more interesting activities for it this year. We actually did my 1 year old's b-d party in that theme, not knowing it was the anniversary this year. Also, we were at Applebee's the other week and the kiddie menu was VHP! :) It had little caterpillar & butterfly facts on it, too.

  4. I like your activities for The Hungry Caterpillar. We just did a few ourselves.

    My twins made a book and an egg carton caterpillar. :)