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This list of The Very Hungry Caterpillar literacy activities is certain to engage young learners while teaching and reinforcing early literacy skills.
Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar is an iconic childhood picture book. I don’t know anyone with young children who hasn’t read or owned this book.
Why not extend the learning by adding one or more of these fun literacy activities to your The Very Hungry Caterpillar teaching ideas?
The Very Hungry CaterpilLar Literacy Activities
What I love about these Very Hungry Caterpillar activities is that they’re all designed for use with kids ages 4-7.
There’s nothing better than engaging young learners with fun activities based on their favorite stories.
more eric carle picture books
Fill your book basket with more Eric Carle books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
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The Grouchy Ladybug – As children follow the Grouchy Ladybug on her journey, they will learn the important concepts of time, size, and shape, as well as the benefits of friendship and good manners.
The Tiny Seed – Eric Carle’s classic story of the life cycle of a flower is told through the adventures of a tiny seed. Everyone will cheer for the seed’s progress as it floats across the sky, nestles in the ground, and finally grows into the giant flower it was always meant to be.
“Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” said the Sloth – Slowly, slowly, slowly . . . that’s the way the sloth moves. Slowly, it eats and then, slowly, it falls asleep. “What strange kind of creature is this?” the other animals wonder. Why doesn’t it run or fly or play or hunt like the rest of us? “Why are you so slow?” the howler monkey inquires. But the sloth doesn’t answer any questions until the jaguar asks, “Why are you so lazy?”