The pre-school i teach at gives a summer show every year. The boss asked if Edward (the other English teacher) and i could put on an English play with the 4 year olds. We chose the kid’s favourite story…”The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle. We had 25 children be the 15 fruit & 10 junk food from the book. I made their masks, which they painted themselves, and Ed made the hungry caterpillar marionette-puppet thing, that ate the kids to the tune of some funny music. The kids thought it was great fun, and kept running away from Ed. Poor guy had to run like the wind!

At the end, when the caterpillar eats all the food and gets fat, he sleeps in his cocoon and emerges a beautiful butterfly. Little Mariza was the 26th kid, so we gave her wings to flutter, and all the children ran around in a circle with her. Much fun and a big success! Thank goodness its over.

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