There is so much to love about this Very Hungry Caterpillar activity!
I love so much about the Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity book and activity because the colors are so bright!
The rhythmic pattern is also one that you will hear in your sleep. – It’s just all so brilliant!
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Did you know that The Very Hungry Caterpillar was written in 1969?
Eric Carle is one of the most well-known preschool book authors, and it is no wonder why.
To put it lightly, he’s brilliant, and kids and adults alike adore his illustrations.
So when preschoolers ask for an activity to play, I know the source to start with!
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Begin this Very Hungry Caterpillar activity
Read the story to your preschooler more than once. Allow your child to become familiar with the characters, plot, and storyline.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a fun, colorful story that preschoolers love. The organization of words will help with looking for patterns in text.
I also enjoy how the storyline is engaging and straightforward.
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We made a The Very Hungry Caterpillar game board.
Here, we included a beginning, middle, and end section for our caterpillar to move around the game board.
This game board also includes an important number count up. Read more about the number count up part of the game here.
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Ready to use your Very Hungry Caterpillar activity?
Use caterpillar (painted egg crate), food cutouts, and props as you reread the story.
You model the first reading. As you read, show how the caterpillar moves from the beginning, middle, and end of the story. Allow your preschooler to take out the props as you read or retell the story.
Beginning of The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Add pieces of “food” using the colored cutouts.
Middle of the story
Move your caterpillar to the Do a Dot marks that indicate the other food items as you read each one in the story.
Point to each food item as it is eaten by the caterpillar.
End of The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Allow your preschooler to move the caterpillar to the final 3 phases of the caterpillar life cycle.
Your preschooler will have so much fun with this Very Hungry Caterpillar activity! Remember to keep your items in the book box so your preschooler can reach and use them to retell when they desire to.
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