Get ready for The Giant Wiggle!

Spring is in the air…  the sun is shining and flowers are blooming, so it’s time for caterpillars to get wiggling! All next week – 21 to 27 March – our friends at Action for Children will be celebrating Giant Wiggles up and down the country. There are fun-filled sponsored walks, activities and storytelling sessions to celebrate The Very Hungry Caterpillar and raise money for a brilliant cause. Here’s everything you need to know to get involved!

1. Register

From nurseries, to childminders, to parents and friends, anyone can take part in a Giant Wiggle. Register here for your 2016 Giant Wiggle fundraising and activity pack!

2. Costume ideas

Watch the video and find out to how to transform into a Very Hungry Caterpillar with just a few pieces of coloured card, some paint, a couple of pipe cleaners and a beanie hat!

3. Caterpillar snacks

Our friends over at Cawston Press are proud sponsors of The Giant Wiggle, and have loads of fun recipe ideas on their website suitable for all little caterpillars.

Keep an eye out on The Happy Foodie next week as well, for some very topical (and very delicious!) recipes inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s journey.

4. Activity ideas

The Giant Wiggle is a great opportunity to get outside, go for a walk and experience nature. But, English weather being what it is, you’ll find lots of fantastic rainy day craft activities on the Ladybird website too.

5. Storytelling tips

At the centre of all Giant Wiggle activity is Eric Carle’s classic story. Here are some downloadable tips and props for enjoying the book with your little ones, and below is a lovely video of the man himself reading the story to snuggle up and relax with.

And don’t forget to share your Giant Wiggle photos and story! Tag @actnforchildren and @ladybirdbooks on Twitter or email – we can’t wait to hear from you!

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