We’re learning about letters today with a little inspiration from author Eric Carle. Adding an element from a book can create a hands on opportunity for your child to learn. This month we’re featuring activities by Eric Carle in our Virtual Book Club for Kids. Here’s what we created to share with you.
Caterpillar Lacing Letters
- colored construction paper or scrapbook paper
- whole puncher
- yarn or ribbon
- outline of letters
- outline of caterpillar minimized (Click here for coloring sheet)
- OR green playdough or airclay hardened in shape of caterpillar
- Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
- Contact Paper or Packaging Tape
- Optional use cardboard for letters for stability
(Or if you have foam letters that are starting to wear down you could punch holes in those)
Create a holes on each alphabet letter for the caterpillar to go through. I would encourage you to do this with your child.
It’s a terrific activity to help build those hand muscles needed for cutting and writing. Plus you’re acting out the idea of a caterpillar eating the letters.
Cut out circles and attached to mini clothespin to create a caterpillar.
Eric Carle Book Activities
Eric Carle Themed Virtual Book Club Activities
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar I Spy via The Pleasantest Thing
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities: Letter Sorts Growing Book by Book
- DIY Mixed Up Beads by Mama Miss
- 3 Very Hungry Caterpillar Inspired Scavenger Hunts via Inspiration Laboratories
- Easy Very Hungry Caterpillar Fine Motor Skills Activity by Lalymom
- Very Hungry Caterpillar Puzzles via Playdough to Plato
- Two Flower Crafts – The Tiny Seed by 3 Dinosaurs
- Days of the Week by Rainy Day Mum
- 30 Ideas for an Eric Carle Themed Playdate by The Educators’ Spin On It