Crazy Caterpillars Workshop for EYFS

Want to bring STEAM to your setting?

Want to get your children excited about learning?

Want all the hard work of teaching STEAM done for you?

Then Little STEAMers is perfect for you.

This workshop is linked to life cycles giving you all the teaching and planning to try out simple and exciting activities in your own setting.

Crazy Caterpillars is a great session to do as you start talking about minibeasts, life cycles and new life in spring time. You can link in with the Hungry Caterpillar story and some outdoor nature hunts as the weather improves. You might even get some caterpillars to keep in your setting and release as butterflies!

We'll be exploring the life cycle of caterpillars as we build and count caterpillar stacks, observe a science experiment to talk about reactions and make symmetrical fluttering butterflies.  You will need 45-60 minutes for the workshop but you could continue on with the activities at stations for a couple of days.

And you get everything you need for you and your staff to run the workshop easily in your setting.

"This workshop went so well with our life cycles topic and we all loved having a choice of different activities to try out. The children talked about it for days!"

What you get:

  • A Little STEAMers on-demand workshop to do any time that suits you 
  • Optional training video and information sheets for your staff to use before you get started. These can also double as part of their professional development
  • Preparation details with very simple resources to get your setting ready for the workshop
  • Exploration support for your staff with questions and ideas to help you support your children's learning
  • Observation Sheets 
  • Learning Journal Sheets
  • Bonus content including printable caterpillar heads and images to arrange for other animal life cycles
  • Printable certificates
  • Parent information sheets to send home
  • Printable display materials if you want to make a display to remember all your hard STEAM work

You can use the workshop with as many EYFS classes as you like for a whole school term on your own schedule.

Discounts are available when purchasing more than one workshop. We offer 15% off when you book 2 workshops or 25% off when you book 3 or more. 

If you want to get a taste first or have any questions email

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Crazy Caterpillars Session

In this workshop we explore the life cycle of caterpillars with some caterpillar maths games, science reactions and zip line butterflies.

We take simple activities children will be familiar with, but add a science, maths and engineering twist to really accelerate their learning.

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