Paper Chain Caterpillar
- construction paper cut into strips or for older children paper that they can cut into strips
- glue sticks or tape
- sticker eyes
- paper punch
- string or yarn
Most caterpillars have a pattern to their body. Monarch caterpillars wear yellow, white, and black stripes.
*Children may not know that caterpillars are really baby butterflies.
Help the child use the strips of paper to make a chain. Younger children can hand you the strips and you can tape each ring. (The child may have patience for only 5 – 7 strips.)
Help the children make a simple pattern with the strips.
The children can put on sticker eyes.
They use a marker to draw a smile.
Have them cut and glue on two paper antennae.
Punch a hole under the mouth.
Add a string and let the children take the caterpillars for a walk. If at all possible walk the caterpillars outside.
Iowa Early Learning Standards:
8.2, 12.2, 13.1, 14.3
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