Every kid I know loves this book, so I'm sure they will love making caterpillars. Two extensions I can think of is the "Build your own caterpillar" activity (http://teacher.scholastic.com/...) which would definitely be for the other students, and then if you can get YouTube in your classroom, this is a great video of a caterpillar turning into a butterfly: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
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After reading the book the children will make a diagram of how the caterpillar became a beautiful butterfly
- Large Paper Plate
- Pasta Shell
- Wire Pipe
- Small Cotton Ball (white)
- Pasta Roni
Using the Large Paper Plate, divided it into 4, on one of the corners, draw a leaf and glue the small cotton ball; on the second corner, have the children color the long Pasta Roni green to make the Caterpillar. On the third corner color the Shell Pasta black to make the cocoon. And finally on the last corner paint a beautiful butterfly.
This will teach children a pattern and they will be learning about science. they will also be using their fine motor skills