I will be using parts of the insects. The wings, eyes, etc. This explain very well, about parts of the body, so when it come to planning my creature, I can label the names, and give me an idea/ picture of how it would look with different elements.
Bead Caterpillar Pets. Very cute & simple enough for kiddos. *** 11/17/2011 update: Brendan really likes this activity! We made caterpillars, shapes, dinos, etc. He really enjoyed stringing the beads on the pipe cleaners.
This is a great tool to use a teacher to model the beginning, middle, and end for the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I really liked this idea because I plan to teach Kindergarten or 1st grade and this is one of my favorite children's picture books.