Thursday, January 2, 2014

Best of 2013: Inspired Giving with The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Almost exactly one year ago, I shared my best/favorite post of 2012, our daily gratitude postcards and expressed my gratitude for the Kid Blogger Network and all that I learned from my colleagues in the group. I'm excited to share my top pick from 2013 along with other members of the group again this year as they select their best of the best. 

This year, I chose the Very Hungry Caterpillar Virtual Food Drive activity that Wild Thing and I did for Eric Carle's birthday as our top post, not only because it was among my most popular posts of the year, but also because so many others commented on how our activity inspired them to also take action during Hunger Action Month. Train Up A Child and Crafty Moms Share are just two bloggers who shared how they were inspired in their own Hunger Action Month posts, and I know many others were inspired as well and shared with me on Facebook. I always love chains of inspired giving and that's exactly what happened through this post making it, by far, my favorite (and best) of 2013. (Bonus: our Very Hungry Caterpillar Virtual Food Drive post also includes 40+ Activities Inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar-Inspired!)

Below you'll find over 50 Kid Blogger Network members coming together for The KBN Best Of 2013 Blog Hop. We know you'll find tons of wonderful ideas to browse, pin and share. We'd love for you to join the blog hop and share your favorite activity of 2013 too, and make sure you're following the Kid Blogger Network on Pinterest

Happy New Year from the KBN Best of 2013 Blog Hop Co-Hosts! 
Powerful MotheringThe Good Long Road, All Done Monkey, Afterschool for Smarty Pants, B-Inspired Mama, Babble Dabble DoBits of PositivityBoy Mama Teacher MamaCaution! Twins at PlayChild Central Station, Creative Family Fun, Creative World of VaryaCute and PeculiarDirt and Boogers, Edventures with KidsThe European Mama, The Eyes of a BoyThe Fairy and the FrogFrogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails, Fun-A-Day!, Glittering Muffins, Growing Book by Book, Hands on: as we growHere Come The Girls, iGame Mom, I Heart Crafty ThingsInspiration Laboratories, Kid World CitizenKiddie FoodiesKids Yoga Stories, Kitchen Counter Chronicles, LalymomLemon Lime Adventures, Let's Play MusicLiving Montessori Now, Makeovers and MotherhoodMama SmilesMulticultural Kids Blog, My Little 3 and Me, P is for Preschooler, Peakle PiePennies of TimePlaydough to PlatoPlayDrMom, Preschool Powol PacketsRacheous - Lovable LearningStill Playing School, Smiling Like Sunshine, Stir the WonderTeach Me Mommy , Teach PreschoolThere's Just One Mommy, Toddler ApprovedTrue Aim Education, Tutus and Tea PartiesWhere Imagination Grows, and Wildflower Ramblings.


  1. I think this is a lovely idea - thank you for sharing - we may do something similar here in UK this year.

  2. We love the hungry caterpillar here. Lots of activities we do can be based on the wonderful story.
    Thanks for linking up