Kindergarten Graduation Play

I am excited to show a couple of photos of the props from our kindergarten version of Eric Carle's, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  Our school puts on a kindergarten graduation ceremony at the end of the year.  Since I was the only kindergarten teacher, I got to choose the theme!  Last year, we did an adorable reading of Leo Lionni's, Swimmy.  This year, I decided to do a reading of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  Not all of the students can be shown in photos on the internet, so I can't post actual pictures from the graduation, but I can show pictures of the beautiful props that my friend Kristen made!


I typed out the words from the story and divided it among 8 students to be our readers.  Other students had the part of carrying a prop across the stage as the story was being read.  In between some of the readings, we sang a couple of songs about caterpillars and butterflies!  Here are the props from the play!

Little egg on a leaf.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

The fruit.

All of the junk food.

The leaf that made him feel much better. :)

The big, fat, caterpillar.

Cocoon.

 The beautiful butterfly.

The photos don't show how big the props are.  The butterfly is as big as a 5 year old.  Each prop is really big, so the kids looked adorable trying to carry it across stage.  :)  To make them, we used our projector to shine the book's illustrations onto the board where we traced them.  My co-worker, Kristen is so talented when it comes to anything creative.  She was the mastermind behind the painting, and of course,   GLITTER!

Before our play, I was able to use my Butterfly Life Cycle Unit to teach about the life cycle.  Check it out in my TpT Store!


I have to show you the gift that one of my parent's made that made me feel so loved, and something that I will treasure forever...


She made a beautiful quilt of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!  I almost died because it was so thoughtful and so special to this class!


She printed out all of the words to the story on special fabric that you can print on! 


All of the children signed the back of the quilt, so I will remember each and everyone of them. :)


Here is another sweet treat that my best friend left on my desk the last day of school.  She said the owls were supposed to be us. :)  I have had the joy and privilege of working with one of my best friends the last two years.  She teaches 3rd and I teach kinder and it makes my day so much more fun getting to see her every day. :)


And I had to post this hilarious/creepy picture of me jumping in the jumper with my class at the end of the year picnic.  I lasted about 10 minutes and then I felt like I was gonna puke...


Happy summer!  Tomorrow I start summer school.... wee! ;)

11 comments

  1. You certainly are loved! Your props were truly works of art. What a fun day!
    Jennifer
    kindertrips

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  2. The props look awesome and I LOVE that quilt. What an amazing gift. I LOVE LOVE LOVE The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Great Work :)

    Heidi
    My (Not So) Elementary Life

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  3. Wow! The quilt is great, what a thoughtful gift!

    Katie
    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

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  4. Oh, what a darling set of props and such a wonderful idea! I am sure the parents and children loved it. Your quilt is beautiful, Thanks for sharing.
    Tonia
    Mrsvento.blogspot

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  5. That quilt is absolutely gorgeous!... for an absolutely amazing teacher! Happy summer!!!

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  6. Those props are amazing and what a special quilt!!

    Elizabeth
    Fun in Room 4B

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  7. The Very Hungry Caterpillar quilt is amazing!!! Wow!! I love the props too, you are very talented and you can tell the children love you!:)

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  8. How precious! You are a wonderful teacher and I am tickled pink that you share your love for teaching and your creativity on your blog. :)

    Erica

    Sprinkles to Kindergarten

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  9. That quilt is amazing! What a thoughtful gift!

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