Spots, worms, and hives!

As we continue to explore the wonderful world of minibeasts.. we begin to ponder how many spots has a lady bug got? 🐞We also spent some time researching what is beneath our soil… earth worms! Room 4 is a hive of activity. My students have been as busy as bees.

Frogs in the Pond

I love how this artwork turned out! Looking forward to hand it up in our classroom on Monday. The kids enjoyed painting the frogs.. and a big shout out to Suzie for cutting out all of the frogs. 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar 

How cute are these artworks based on the famous book ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle. The students had fun learning about caterpillars and we were lucky enough to have a real caterpillar to look at today! Thank you to our resident garden expert (Jennifer) for delivering a very cute little caterpillar to our room. Note: no caterpillars were hurt. #chloesclassroom #specialeducation #anorchidsview #ericcarle @worldericcarle #theveryhungrycaterpillar 

Chloe’s Butterfly Lesson Resources

Below: is a link to an activity for the book Arabella Miller’s Tiny Caterpillar – which of course is a about the life cycle of the butterfly. I have a whole post based on this story with craft activities and links to songs.

Chloe’s Arabella’s Caterpillar Template

Below: is a link to a template that I designed. You will need a paper roll for this activity.

Chloe’s Paper Roll Butterfly

This is a coloured in example of the template.

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Below: is a link to a template that I drew for the book ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. For more activities on this book check out my previous blog post.

Chloe’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar Template

Below: is a link to a video about the life cycle of butterflies

Life Cycle of a Butterfly Video

Below: is a link to a labelling activity that I drew

Chloe’s Butterfly Labelling Activity

Below: is a template that I drew about the life cycle about a butterfly. The link is to a black and white template that can be coloured in.

Chloe’s Butterfly Life Cycle Template

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Chloe’s Eric Carle Dots

I’ve always loved Eric Carle’s artwork. Today I decided to recycle some old paintings we had laying around the classroom to make an Eric Carle inspired dot picture.

What you need: 

  • Painted pictures/coloured paper 
  • Large hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Art paper

What to do:

Hole punch the painted pictures/coloured paper


Start pasting them onto the art paper

Trim up the edges and keep on pasting

And you’re done!

Arabella Miller’s Tiny Caterpillar

Today we read this beautiful story about little Arabella and her tiny caterpillar.

My students enjoyed the rhymes and giggled as I stumbled over the tongue twisting language.

The illustrations are bright, cheerful and almost childlike – beautiful!

Below is a link to online version of this story:

Arabella Miller’s Tiny Caterpillar Online Book

Below is a song about Arabella Miller’s Tiny Caterpillar:

Arabella Miller Song

Below is the template we used to make a paper plate craft of this book:

Chloe’s Arabella’s Caterpillar Template

What you need:

  • Paint
  • Template
  • Paper plate (large for an a3temate and small for an a4 template)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Crayons
  • Paint brush

What to do:

Paint the template and the plate
Cut out the template


Glue together the pieces


Use crayons to add some detail

We also made this poster 😀

What you need:

  • Brightly coloured paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Crayon
  • Large sheet of art paper

What to do:

Paste green paper all over the art paper

Using bright colours, cut out the basic shapes and paste together 

Paste Arabella onto the green background 

With a black crayon add details to the design

And you’re done!