Two great books to share this weekend are "It's Earth Day" by Mercer Mayer and "The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story about Recycling" by Alison Inches.
Enjoy nature this weekend! Go to the park, beach or for a hike! Talk about the flowers, trees, birds, etc.
After reading "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," make your own hungry caterpillar using an egg carton. This is a great way to share a book is to do a project after reading it. It will reinforce the story and is a great way to build retelling skills
Materials: 1 Egg Carton, 1 Pair of Wiggly Eyes, 1 Brown & Black pipe cleaner, markers, 1 sheet of green construction paper, craft glue and safety scissors
- Read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". Discuss the caterpillar in the book.
- Cut out three connected egg holders from the egg carton.
- Poke very small holes with tip of scissors or pope cleaner (Adult Only) for legs and antennae.
- Cut pieces of pipe cleaner about 2 inches along and bend in half. Cut however many legs you want the caterpillar to have.
- Cut black pipe cleaner about 3-4 inches long. You can trim to shorten after you string it through the holes. (Antennae)
- Decorate with marker.
- Glue on eyes.
- Poke bent pipe cleaners into holes made. Bend on the inside to hold in place.
- String one piece of pipe cleaner down into the hole and back up to the second. Arrange antennas.
- Cut out big green leaf and glue your caterpillar onto it.
These rocks are great to decorate your garden with, use as a paperweight and double as a great Mother's Day Present!
Materials: Rocks, Washable Paint, Paint Brushes, Clear Acrylic spray to keep paint from running
- Collect, Wash & Dry Rocks
- Paint rocks and let them dry completely
- Spray clear coat over rock
This receipe is easy and yummy! Yummy Dirt Receipe
*Craft ideas and photos courtesy of teaching-tiny-tots.com & toddlercraft.net
Heather Dudley is the Maternal Resource Coordinator and Infant/Toddler Sleep Coach at Cobblestones. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.