story quilt, but more portable and personal.
Anyway, I became obsessed with a Very Hungry Caterpillar Story Necklace. My fellow Toddler Sewing Club teachers and I brainstormed over the best ways to design and execute the project. We knew that it had to be doable for toddlers, include some element of sewing, and be on the up and up with Mr. Carle. We decided to focus on what the caterpillar ate and use solid colors to differentiate between the various foods.
great official coloring page and went to town breaking apart the individual food items onto a single page and then blowing them up on the copier and then copying the individual foods onto colorful cardstock. Truth be told, my method took FOREVER and at one point I had a total Martha Stewart moment where I realized that I was spending way too much time on the copying and cutting, but at that point, there was no turning back! If you have a scanner, which I do not, I will assume that this part of the process will be much simpler.
As I'm sure you are thinking, this would be a great project for older kids as well. I can't wait to make story necklaces with my second graders based on their own original stories!
* Fine motor skills using a needle and threading it through the two holes.
* Color discrimination and names.
* Story sequencing.
* Story retelling.
* Counting with the holes in the pictures and number of items.
* Pride in finishing a new project and the joy of wearing it home.
* Cooperation with parents and siblings.
* Matching of pictures in the story to that in their necklaces.
Who says you can't learn a lot from sewing?!