A super fun activity that children can do is easy to make yourself. It's based on the Caterpillar Never enough. The caterpillar that has to eat a lot to become a butterfly of course.Ineke van der Linde created this activity for guest parent care. Children can thread through a leaf a caterpillar of caps through it. Good for the motor skills and a fun way to do in combination with reading the book of Caterpillar Never. And the material used for it is all low budget and therefore good reuse!
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Ineke explains below how she made this:
- Draw a sheet from the book by Caterpillar Never! I used cardboard from boxes that contain milk packs in the store.
- Draw some holes in the sheet. To do this, use a number of caps as mold. Draw these over with a pencil. I used caps from Icetea bottles.
- Cut out the round holes.
- Put a few blobs of yellow paint and 2 kinds of green paint on the sheet and smear it!! This creates a nice fresh leaf.
- I colored the blue cap with green permanent marker something about it. Caterpillar Never exists in the book of several shades of green if you look closely.
- The blue cap is from a milk canister.
- With a puncture pin opposite each other, pierce holes in the caps. Stred them together with a string. In the red cap, pierce 2 extra holes for the antennae.
- The antennae are made of a piece of pipe cleaner.
- Nose and mouth are marked with sharpie marker.
- The eyes are stickers I colored.
Tip:Of course, it can also be done with smaller caps or beads.
For more tips on the theme check out this overview with all kinds of games and also a crochet pattern of Caterpillar Never!
Super beautiful and fun books by Caterpillar Never that constantly experiences a new adventure.
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