Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day

The Big Day

Update: We had a wonderful day on Jumpstart's Read For the Record: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day! It was such fun to see my creations enjoyed. Maddie's mom purchased the skort from me and Cassidy wore the dress I made for her birthday.

I didn't have time to make myself a Very Hungry Caterpillar outfit but I pinned some paper copies of the famous caterpillar to my green straw hat and wore a butterfly blouse. My daughter (age 15) and I loved it and I wore it all day. My husband laughed (he's used to me) and my son (age 14) just shook his head and made sure I wasn't picking him up from high school that day!

A simply delightful mom of one of my students went all out for the day, too. She pinned a purchased set of felt story telling props made by Eric Carle onto a green shirt for her son and dressed up her baby daughter as the butterfly! Soooooo cute!

We did lots of special things with the class. The favorite was coloring sequence pictures of the story and cutting them out and gluing them to a large green leaf. Then every child had a story telling aide to use when retelling the story to their parents that night.
Happy children + a great theme = a happy teacher!


  1. We are having an Eric Carle themed birthday party in October for our little caterpillar. I was originally looking for a T shirt put this blog popped up on my seacrh. Would you be willing to make a dress size 4t like the one pictured for us... it would make for the perferct out fit!

    *PLANNING AHEAD: in the process of making custom invitations, and bidding on ebay for books to include in the grab bags!

    Please let me know-

    Happy 4th of July
    Thanks & God bless!

  2. Interested to customake the caterpillar knot dress. pls contact me at with the pricing.thanks much!

  3. Wow, I'd love a caterpillar dress like that for my daughter's birthday. Please let me know if you would make us one!

    angelalala at


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