Recycle cardboard oatmeal canisters by giving them a Christmas makeover. First, we glue white paper around the containers. Then we use odds and ends—felt, bells, buttons, googly eyes—from our craft closet to make hats, scarves, and faces for our snowmen. We fill them with homemade holiday goodies and give them to neighbors, friends, and teachers.
Very Hungry Caterpillar. Have the children "feed" the canister caterpillar all the felt food while you read the story. (Sorry, no link at this point on Pinterest, if this is your image, please leave the link in the comment and I will edit.)