We had an exciting last day of Color My World.
We read the beloved story of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar.’ We listed the foods that the caterpillar ate on his journey to becoming a butterfly and decided which were healthy/unhealthy. Campers agreed that the unhealthy foods were okay to eat every once in a while but not every day.
We named off the four stages of the butterfly life cycle, then focused the remainder of the morning to crafts that involved each stage.
We began with a blank coloring sheet of the Hungry Caterpillar himself. It was fun to see how everyone’s interpretation of ‘colorful’ meant for each camper.
We also had fun with a sensory bin filled with different sized pebbles, raw black beans, various shovels and plastic critters.
Another craft we completed involved a caterpillar, chrysalis and butterfly. Campers were fascinated by this “magic trick” because after gluing the chrysalis into a cylinder shape and folding the butterfly a certain way, the caterpillar is inserted into the chrysalis and pushes out a beautiful butterfly!
We also added the finishing touches to our insect jars!
We ended our junior camp with a Hungry Caterpillar inspired craft that displayed all four stages of the butterfly life cycle. Campers glued and colored their little hearts out today. They also colored coffee filters with brown markers, sprayed them with water to cause the color to bleed throughout the filter, and turned them into chrysalis for this project.
They were wonderful to have. I couldn’t have picked a better way to spend my mornings with. 🙂