After snacks we moved onto getting messy with painting, I cut up an egg box and got him to paint it green to make a caterpillar with, then I got him to paint his feet, and with my help make foot prints.
Whilst waiting for all this to dry, we read through 'The hungry caterpillar' by Eric Carle, using a pipe cleaner for the caterpillar to help bring it to life. We also read a lovely pop up book about a Butterfly not sharing called 'My yummy treats' by Sue Whiting and Stuart Martin.
Once both the butterflies and caterpillar were dry, I cut around the footprints to create butterfly wings and stuck together, and attached string through the pieces of egg box to make the caterpillar. I also attached a cake pop stick, from my hoarded collection of junk, to make the butterfly fly, we then read the hungry caterpillar again using our new toys! I find interactive reading like this really helps cement the story into Arthur's head and help him remember the story for next time!
Alyssa also joined in listening to the stories, watching the new toys and exploring the pipe cleaner caterpillar, as well as making a little butterfly keepsake as she is exactly 6 months old today!
|Painting egg boxes|
|Exploring the caterpillar|