We've been fans of the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle for a long time. (I love the board book version since it gets handled a lot.) It was even the theme of Sweet Pea's first birthday party (links to those details at the bottom of this post if you're interested.)
C is for Caterpillar Activity. We made potato stamped Very Hungry Caterpillars.
We did this over two days (one to do the painting and another to do the crayon details) and read the same book before our activity both days.
This was one of the rare occassions when I had our activity set up BEFORE starting the book. I like to tape the kids' paper down to the table using painters' tape to hold is still and give it a border. I also drew a light C with a pencil as a guide for their stamping.
Then we let the paintings dry for the day, and brought them out again the next morning to add details with crayons. I had them look at the caterpillar on the cover and we looked at the smaller details together one at a time.
Sweet Pea's birthday is coming up in just a week...any ideas for a super cute and easy birthday theme? It's only a week away and I have no brilliant ideas. It's just going to be a little party with our family...nothing huge. Please share your suggestions or links in the comments. Hubby thinks we should do something involving books...which would be a great idea for Sweet Pea...but I still don't have any brilliant inspiration for how to carry it out.