Saturday, March 26, 2016

Pom-Pom Caterpillar

It's that time of year again, and about time too. We're all ready to say good-bye to winter and what better way than adding touches of spring to our classrooms.This project is so simple and the children love getting creative with it. I present it in it's simplest form. Each child selects one paper leaf, which I have them cut out, five pom-poms and a short piece of pipe cleaner.


The fun part comes when the children start choosing. Some will choose five pop-poms that are the same color, some will try to create a pattern and some will choose random colors. A little glue is all you need to put it all together. This has become the first addition to our spring bulletin board. We will be adding butterflies, ladybugs and anything else that we feel will add to our creation. The children love knowing that they have control of what is placed on the board, and since we are discouraged from using anything not child created in our rooms, it's the perfect project.

We get our pom-poms HERE. But any discount or dollar store is sure to carry them.

You can download the leaf pattern HERE.

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