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Pom-Pom Caterpillar

15 Minutes: 2 and up: Earth Day

Pom-Pom Caterpillar

Earth Day caterpillars
An Activity for Preschoolers:

Caterpillars are an amazing insect for celebrating Earth Day!

Before You Begin:

This simple activity requires just a few mess-free materials: green foam sheets, self-adhesive pom-poms and self-adhesive wiggly eyes.

Activity Goals:

To create a cute caterpillar while celebrating Earth Day and building fine motor skills.

Furthermore:

This is a great activity to accompany lessons on metamorphosis. Allow students to express their individuality by using different colors of pom-poms.


Let's Get Started

STEP 1

Cut leaf shapes from green foam sheets.

STEP 2

Draw leaf details onto the cut foam with a marker.

STEP 3

Create a caterpillar by placing self-adhesive pom-poms in a line on the leaf. Children should be encouraged to create caterpillars of different lengths, colors and shapes.

STEP 4

Add wiggly eyes to bring your caterpillar to life!

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