Today we read, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle. I love Eric Carle books. They were my favorite books as a teacher because there are so many lessons that can be created from the stories.
Today I got my usually unenthusiastic artist (he is not a fan of coloring or painting) to play with a stamp pad to create colorful butterflies just like the one at the end of the story by stomping on the stamp pad and pressing his feet on the paper. I later added the body and antennae.
He love it and insisted we make more...we made so many we wore the stamp pad out!