To celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Very Hungry Caterpillar we are trying out some of the brand new line of products that you will see available over the coming months.
First up is this fun Eric Carle Make and Play Mask Set which is available in John Lewis, Argos and Tesco for around £6.99.
Holly and I spent a great afternoon sticking the foam mask sets together. The pack contains everything you need to create two different Very Hungry Caterpillar masks, one of the caterpillar himself and one of the beautiful butterfly. Each pack includes the foam pieces, the main mask piece with two holes already made for the elastic to go through. The pack also includes a PVA glue stick with a lid - I thought that this bit was very well thought out for children and Holly found it very easy to use.
The two masks took quite a while to dry but once I had threaded the elastics then both girls couldn't wait to wear them. They've worn them regularly over the past two weeks and they are still going strong!
Next up is the Very Hungry Caterpillar 2014 Family Planner which is so much more than a calendar. Each double page represents a month and there is lots of space on each to record your activities across the month. At the bottom of each page there is a reward chart area where you can record rewards for upto three children each month.
The calendar comes with a large sheet of re-placeable reward stickers small enough to either fit in these boxes or on the days above. I think it is a great idea and I will definitely be using it for both of my girls next year - I've already pinned it to the noticeboard in their playroom.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar 2014 Family Planner is available from Calendar Club for £9.99.
You can find out more about the Very Hungry Caterpillar anniversary activities on the facebook page www.facebook.com/theworldofEricCarle