Make learning the days of the week fun with this days of the week caterpillar craft! With this craft, kids will construct their own caterpillar using the days of the week as body segments. Not only will kids get the chance to discover the days of the week, but they will also get experience with shapes while strengthening those fine motor skills.
Day Of The Week Craft
If you are working on teaching your child the days of the week, give this days of the week caterpillar craft a try. It is a fun way to teach the days of the week concept while also creating something colorful and fun.
As you can see, the materials for this project are simple and easy to find. You can find everything you see here at your local craft store or even dollar store making it an affordable craft.
Begin by cutting out 8 circles. We used green construction paper for this portion of the project. You will need one circle for the head of the caterpillar and seven circles for the days of the week. If you are worried about your circles being symmetrical, use a drinking glass as a stencil.
Cut out the accents for the caterpillar such as the antennas, small strips for feet, and the facial features. We used white and black construction paper for this craft and just free handed the designs.
Line the circles up to form the body of the caterpillar. Add a dab of glue in between each segment and press them together to create one uniform body. Allow to dry.
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Add on the facial and body features of the caterpillar. This includes the eyes, mouth, antenna, and legs. Use glue to adhere. Allow to dry.
Take your marker and allow kids to copy the days of the week on the body of the caterpillar. You will write one day per segment. Write the days in order starting with Sunday and ending with Saturday.
Your caterpillar is now ready to be displayed! Place it somewhere prominent where kids can see the days in order and eventually memorize them. A fun activity to try with this craft would be to have children point to the current day. They will enjoy pointing to the correct day and making a prediction about which day will come next.
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Take the confusion out of the concept with this simple days of the week caterpillar craft! It is a fun way for kids to put the concept in action and create a visual chart for them to refer to!