1-2-3 Come Be A Very Hungry Caterpillar With Me!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is my favorite book by Eric Carle; it was also one of my Y5's all-time favorites too.
Because so many teachers read this book, as well as study butterflies some time during the school year, I decided to make a variety of lessons that incorporate this hungry little guy.
Hopefully your students will have fun gobbling up the lessons too!
A quick and easy way to review the Common Core Standards that involve "parts of a book" is to have students make their own caterpillar anchor chart cover.
Anchor charts are a terrific way to help students understand concepts and retain information.
This one reviews the parts of a book. I've included a teacher's poster + a template for students to make their own mini anchor chart.
To make it more of a keepsake, have students make the body of their caterpillar by dipping their index finger into a dab of paint, or inked stamper.
Click on the link to view/download The Very Hungry Caterpillar Parts Of A Book anchor chart activity.
Since the caterpillar is starving, why not feed him a variety of letters, numbers, and shapes as a quick and easy way to whole-group assess your students.
I've also included color as well as black and white picture cards, of all of the items the caterpillar ate in the story. Pass them out to your students and have them feed the caterpillar when you come to that part in the story.
Afterwards, see if they can sequence the cards in the order that the caterpillar ate them.
This 50-page packet also includes:
- traceable number cards 1-30,
- traceable skip counting cards by 2's, 3's, 5's and 10's,
- traceable upper and lowercase alphabet cards,
- traceable cards for all of the adjectives in the book,
- traceable life cycle of a butterfly cards,
- picture life cycle of a butterfly cards
- story cards,
- traceable days of the week cards
- traceable months of the year cards
- traceable number word cards,
- covers to go with all of the word cards to make Itty Bitty booklets
- What's missing? number and letter worksheets, for skip counting by 2's, 3's, 5's & 10's + counting by 1's
- caterpillar color a pattern worksheet,
- + a Caterpillar Creeps dice game.
Click on the link to view/download The Very Hungry Caterpillar activity packet.
Finally, if you are still working on counting to 100/120 with your students, I think you'll enjoy The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats 100 Things booklet.
This packet includes:
- 2 caterpillar craftivities,
- a food sorting idea, + 64 circle pictures of food.
Students trace and write numbers & number words, as well as the time, drawing the appropriate hands on the clock.
They also circle the capital letters and add end punctuation. Children cut and glue the groups of 10 pieces of food to their matching numbered boxes, as they count by 10's to 100.
As you can see, a lot of Common Core Standards are covered in 1 easy reader!
Click on the link to view/down load The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats 100 Things.
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