3 long cucumbers
A small box of raisins
Needed: Paper plates
Review during story time: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Preparation: Adult slices cucumbers and tomatoes into thin circles.
Children: Count out 5 to 10 cucumber slices and 1 tomato.
Place cucumbers side by side on paper plate to create a caterpillar (body).
Place the tomato slice in front to create caterpillars (head).
Count out 2 raisins for caterpillars (eyes).
Squeeze out some ranch dressing to make the caterpillars (tail).
Discuss: Math concepts, colors, shapes, textures, taste, vegetables, caterpillars, butterflies, insects, spring, weather