Crafts, Family

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book Club

Little Sister followed in Big Sister’s book-clubbing footsteps and asked to have a book club playdate of her own. Despite my volcanic fail the week before, I agreed to host, but this time we were NOT making a cake.Very Hungry Catepillar_Cover

And when the book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar, cake doesn’t matter. We had plenty of yummies.Very Hungry Catepillar_1

First we went shopping for all the caterpillar food.Very Hungry Catepillar_2

Shopping List:

apples  pears   plums   strawberries   oranges   chocolate cake

ice cream cones   pickles   swiss cheese   salami   lollipops

cherry pie   sausages   cupcakes   water melon   green leavesVery Hungry Catepillar_3

We set out most of the foods in the book, with a few minor modifications (cherries in lieu of cherry pie, brownie bites instead of chocolate cake, veggie meats instead of meat meats…)Very Hungry Catepillar_4

Our centerpiece was a play-doh caterpillar. I made a cooked play-doh this time and was very pleased with the results. Check it out here.Very Hungry Catepillar_5

“You can put this on Pinterest,” said Max.Very Hungry Catepillar_6

The big kids read to the little ones and melted our hearts.Very Hungry Catepillar_7

They all loved munching their way through the Very Hungry Caterpillar’s weekly diet. If you have a Very Hungry Caterpillar Book Club party of your own, I suggest inviting many people. (We invited 4.) Even if you just buy small amounts of each food mentioned in the book, you will end up with tons of leftovers.

Fortunately, I got a shot of Smalls eating one “big green leaf” (spinach).

Then she spat it out.

Oh, well. Somehow I think she’ll still turn into a butterfly.

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