Have a look at the example caterpillar crafts and then get creative. How might you make a caterpillar? Think about shape, pattern and resources you might use. Don't forget to send us a of your creation. Family Why: Letting children be creative is really important. Don't worry so much about the end product (or the mess) allow children to explore a variety of materials and ideas. Encourage them to have a go and think about what they are doing. Ask them to talk about what they are doing and their thinking. Creative activities encourage the imagination, speech, language, maths and so much more.