Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Very Hungry Mailbox

I was at the library recently and came across the Eric Carle book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This was one of my all time favorite books as a kid. I shared that love of all things Eric Carle with the Murphy Brothers as well.  We had many of Mr. Carle's wonderful books. We even tried our hand at making some of his style collage!! That cute (and hungry) caterpillar gave me an idea for some fun snail mail!

I have a couple young pen pals that love books. I wanted to buy this book for them, but was unsure if they already had the book.  It is a classic, after all.  I decided to simply use it as my inspiration.  I divided up my paper into 8 rectangles. In the first space I wrote a short note explaining the link to The Very Hungry Caterpillar and then proceeded to list the days of the week and wrote about what the very hungry Mrs. Murphy ate (and a few of my activities). 

I challenged my young pen pals to read the book and write me a similar response. Hopefully they will find it magical!

Send some mail, everybody. Those mailboxes are very hungry, too!

Mrs. Murphy


  1. I was so happy to see your newest posts! Hooray! Thank you for sharing your ideas--they are so inspiring! :-)