Thursday, March 20, 2014

Happy Very Hungry Caterpillar Day: Celebrating 45 Years with Caterpillar and Butterfly Crafts from The Kid's Co-Op

March 20th is Very Hungry Caterpillar Day with celebrations and programs being held around the world to honor the 45th Anniversary of the book. 

We love The Very Hungry Caterpillar, so of course we're joining the fun. Plus, my youngest son's blog nickname is Caterpillar, after the book. Just as Wild Thing is my 4 year-old's nickname inspired by Where the Wild Things Are. 

Today, we'll be doing another Very Hungry Caterpillar Food Drive. We did our first one for Eric Carle's birthday last June and called it a Very Hungry Caterpillar Virtual Food Drive and loved hearing that the virtual part worked, as others were inspired by our online shares and also did VHC-inspired food drives.

P.S. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Virtual Food Drive post 
also features 40+ Activities Inspired by the Book, so you'll definitely want to check it out.

For our VHC-inspired food drive this time, Wild Thing will be helping me write the grocery list for food items to donate as we read the book together. I've also got some math extension plans for our giving/service activity. A full post with details should be coming to the blog soon. In the meantime, perhaps our previous food drive will inspire you. Plus, I've got Caterpillar and Butterfly Crafts and Activities from The Weekly Kid's Co-Op to help you celebrate Very Hungry Caterpillar Day! 

Click on the bold text for any of the activities below to go to the blog posts for each craft.

Wishing you a Very Happy Very Hungry Caterpillar Day - 
from our family to yours! 

1 comment:

  1. Happy Very Hungry Caterpillar Day!! Thank for including our Hungry Caterpillar crafts. That's such a wonderful idea to organise a food drive, and it's the perfect book to tie in with it. I hope you get a wonderful response, and I look forward to reading about it. xx