Preschool Easter – Caterpillars and Wordless Bible

A while ago, we picked up these wordless Bibles at the Christian store. I knew I’d use them for something eventually. I pulled one out the other day and unfolded it and… hey! It looks like a caterpillar! *wheels turning*.



I searched high and low (for five whole minutes) but didn’t find any caterpillar wordless Bible printouts. So I drew and colored my own and made copies for the kids. There really is something therapeutic about using crayons.



You know you’re a real (wound up) homeschool mom when you stay up until midnight making your own printables because nothing is “just right”. You know you’re still a newbie (or maybe just lazy) when they’re hand-drawn. 🙂 It is available here for download if you’d like to use it.

Each section of the caterpillar represents a different part of the gospel story, which, after all, IS the Easter story. I colored them in and put a short description of the meaning. Below, I added the hill of calvary and the empty tomb. I also decided to teach the kids to respond to “He is risen!” with “He is risen indeed!” and added that in the poster as well.

If I’d been thinking, I’d have made copies of the poster in black and white before coloring so they could have coloring sheets. Maybe next year.

Click the image to download.


First I explained the concept of the wordless Bible and told the story using the ones I’d purchased. Then I gave them each a bowl of pompoms from the dollar store, making sure that all of the needed colors were in each bowl. We worked through the story all together, choosing and glueing the correct color pompom to each section.

Then we did a caterpillar/butterfly craft.




Cocoon. Each kid got a toilet paper tube. I had selected some papers beforehand and drew dashed lines where they’d need to cut. They chose their color and cut along the dotted line, and then I helped them tape it around the tube.



Caterpillar and Butterfly. The kids glued pompoms onto a clothespin to create a caterpillar. They did a second one and then we decorated and glued wings to the bottom to make a butterfly. When all was dry, they rolled up the butterfly and stuck it into the cocoon.



They push the caterpillar into the tube to release the butterfly. They loved this craft and we had a talk about how Jesus transforms us too when we ask Him into our hearts.

Linking up at Hearts 4 Home Thursdays, Proverbs 31 Thursdays, and Homemaking Linkup Weekend.

12 thoughts on “Preschool Easter – Caterpillars and Wordless Bible”

  1. I loved to make things when I was a kid but my mother wasn’t crafty and I sat and made them on my own. It’s beautiful to see a mother using crafting to explain the Gospel truth. Precious xx

  2. So glad to call you my friend. You are such a good mama and inspiration to me! I am stealing this idea as well :).

  3. I’m wondering where you found the wordless Bible. I’ve been looking for a smaller one but have only been able to find the larger ones that are just solid sheets of colored paper!

    1. I found it at a local Christian book store. I looked around and only saw some used versions available on amazon. If I were to do it now, I’d cut out a construction paper or card stock circle for each color and use brads to connect the pieces, alternating along the top and bottom so it folds out like a caterpillar. Uh… because that’s how caterpillars fold out. 🙂

      Here are more ideas. You could easily use the printable I provided or the basic concept but make a different style Wordless Book.

      Here’s a powerpoint/PDF version:
      https://www.queenshomeschooling.com pdf/powerpoint

      Here’s a simple bracelet. This one is pretty cool and fits well with the circles/caterpillar thing.
      http://blessedfemininity.blogspot.com/2010/12/gospel-greeting-11-wordless-bracelet.html

      Here are several ideas including some printable ones.
      http://www.hsprintables.com/wordlessbook.html

      Hope you find something that works for you! Have a blessed Easter. 🙂

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