It is nearing the end of Story Time (sad!), and we decided to pull out a few of our own childhood favorites to share with the kids in the park. It was tough deciding a favorite, especially since had used so many favorites in previous weeks, but we finally settled on a few.
For song time, we did some old classics like such as:
- Open Close Them
- Wheels on the Bus
- If You’re Happy and You Know It
- Eensy Weensy Spider
The kids really enjoy these classic songs and even young kids (age 2) can catch on after a few minutes.
For Miss Anne’s favorite, she picked a book her girls loved when growing up: Ollie the Stomper. I wanted to bring The Very Hungry Caterpillar, but of course I couldn’t find my own copy and didn’t think to pick up a copy at the library. We substituted 10 Wriggly Wiggley Caterpillars instead. I also read Sam and the Firefly, which was a little long, but has a great story line. The kids seemed to stay pretty engaged with all the books.
For craft time, we went with the caterpillar theme and painted an egg carton caterpillar. To do this at home, cut an egg carton down the middle so you have two rows “caterpillars”. You can see our pile of caterpillars below!
Poke two holes in one end to use for the antenna later. Cut some pipe cleaners in half and set aside.
Paint the caterpillar however you like and let it dry.
After it is dry, glue google eyes onto his face and insert two 1/2 pipe cleaner in the pre-poked holes for antenna.
There you have it!
See you next week!
P.S. I used Grammarly to grammar check this post, because I’ve got a three year old who is asking to dance with me at the “Cinderella Ball” — why spend time proof reading when I could be dancing?