caterpillar success!

One of our young friends modeling his
Very Hungry Caterpillar hat, standing near our
Happy Birthday card!
We expected maybe 40 people for our The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Eric Carle) Birthday Party on Friday here at Sticks Library--71 people showed up.
We are hoping to expand the Library one day, and when people ask me why I use instances like that--the meeting room is maybe designed for 40 people, so folks were overflowed into the Kids Dept. area.

We had a great time. Prairie Dawn was kind enough to let me read The Very Hungry Caterpillar to the kiddos, as it's my favorite kids book, and then we let the kids make Hungry Caterpillar hats, decorate butterflies, color the foods that the Caterpillar eats, and we also had a station set up for kids to get their hands painted and printed on a huge "card," which I will be mailing to Mr. Eric Carle himself, via the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

Some Eric Carle books for checkout.

We served Happy Birthday Caterpillar Cake and Bug Juice.

Some of us worked on our fine motor skills: threading
yarn through the Caterpillar's chew-holes in the leaf.

Making butterflies.

Our very cute Hungry Caterpillar friend!


Beth from Oxford, MI said…
What an awesome event! You are rocking it at Sticks!! Love to read all that you are doing there. Great job!

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