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The Very Hungry Caterpillar worksheets are perfect for your spring and summer lesson plans. They’re designed for use with preschool and kindergarten students.
The pages in this activity pack are designed to print and go. Most of them can be made reusable by laminating them and using dry erase markers to complete.
All are designed for use with kids ages 3-7. Kids will strengthen fine motor skills while focusing on letters and numbers.
Add these book-based printables to your spring and summer lesson plans for preschoolers and kindergarteners.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Worksheets
Below, you’ll find some fun teaching ideas and a printable book companion to help make this a meaningful read aloud for your students.
After reading the story with your kids, choose a fun snack and a craft to help extend the experience.
The book companion below goes will with the story. The activities will help kids extend the learning.
Fun Connections to Make with THe Story
Butterfly life cycle – In the story, the caterpillar eats, builds a cocoon, and then emerges as a beautiful butterfly. This would be a great time to teach little ones about the life cycle of a butterfly.
Healthy eating – The caterpillar in this story eats a wide variety of foods. Use this opportunity to talk about healthy foods. Can your kids categorize the foods in this story?
Days of the week – Each day, the caterpillar eats different foods. Take a moment to introduce or review the days of the week with your little ones.
Hungry Caterpillar hands-on activities
Kids of all ages will love this The Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft! It’s great for building motor skills while creating a fun story prop!
Spring is a great time to learn about butterflies. This life cycle of a butterfly craft will help little ones see how caterpillars become butterflies.
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?”
Download Your Printables
Your students will enjoy these fun learning activities. In this printable pack, you will find the following activities:
- handwriting practice
- letter recognition
- number recognition
- visual discrimination
- and more!
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