This Caterpillar Art Preschool Activity is perfect for encouraging creative thinking and practicing fine motor skills with your toddlers and preschoolers. Add it to your next Bugs or Bees unit for a quick & easy STEAM activity for little kids!
I can’t even wrap my head around how beautiful it’s been outside this weekend. And to think we get to explore this month’s theme in our everyday lives. Yay for Bugs & Crawly Things! Today we did this quick & easy Caterpillar Art Preschool Activity with baby girl.
Caterpillars can be many different colors and are usually the same color as their habitats. They try to blend in so they do not get eaten. Most caterpillars are herbivores and eat only plants. It is important for caterpillars to eat a lot so they can sustain their growth into the next stage: adulthood.
Talk about a wonderful sensory experience! We used cardboard tubes and paint to make caterpillar art and it was such a versatile idea. We talked about caterpillar and butterflies, colors and shapes and we all had a great time learning together.
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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.
Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids.
What you’ll need
- Cardboard Tubes
- Paper Plates
Here’s how to do it
- Put paint on a paper plate. Place the paint, tubes and paper on a tray.
- Encourage the child to dip the tube in the paint then make stamping designs on the paper.
The little guy demonstrated for baby girl and both kiddos had a blast making caterpillar art using the cardboard tubes.
What a quick & easy activity that we adapted from the Little Goose Toddler Teacher Guidebook! We’ve been purchasing this supplement each month because it adapts the activities in the preschool curriculum to be developmentally appropriate for baby girl.
We also used this as an opportunity to talk about circles. “What does a circle look like?” “Can you make a pink circle?” The possibilities are endless with open-ended process art activities like this caterpillar painting.
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our Bugs & Crawly Things theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time). And if you missed it, check out this year’s preschool homeschool space post.
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As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, I receive the Experience Early Learning Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. #preschool #homeschool #mgtblogger
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