The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Grade(s): Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and 1

Location: In School

Program Delivery: In School

The instructor will read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle to students and use it to inspire their art. This story provides a creative review of the days of the week, discusses healthy food choices and offers an introduction to metamorphosis.

Students experiment with wire and fibre sculpture to create caterpillar bodies and learn collage techniques to create colourful transparent wings. Once dry, tie the wings to the caterpillar bodies and see how they emerge as beautiful sun catchers for display at home or in the classroom!



  • Language Arts: Express ideas and information creatively
  • Art: Explore colours, shapes, and lines in art


Student Outcomes

  • Discover practical skills and explore various modes while experimenting with a new medium
  • Demonstrates skills in oral, written and visual literacy
  • Demonstrates attentive listening and viewing (follows one or two-step instructions)


Suggested Pairing

My Shapes and Sizes Book – Art Gallery of St. Albert

Teacher Feedback

I have done clay projects with you for as long as I can remember. Once again, everything was AMAZING! We have a new grade partner this year who had never been, and she absolutely loved it! The instructors are always excellent, They explain and guide the students in manageable chunks to make it easy for the kids to follow along. I love that you allow extra parents to come and assist. I especially like that the projects are always connected to the curriculum! Thanks again.

Bishop David MotiukGr 3, “Nunavut Kayaks” Clay Program

The Peru and Indigenous Peoples of Canada program perfectly connected Gr 3 Social Studies content with some Gr 4 Social Studies content. We had lots to talk about after.

Lynnwood SchoolGr 3/4, “Peru and the Aboriginal People of Canada” Museum program

The instructor was amazing. She engaged the students in the Métis culture. The activity was hands on and informative.

St. Edmund SchoolGr 4 “Metis Contemporary Beading” Gallery Indigenous In-School Program