It is hard to believe that this is the last week of lesson plans. This week’s theme is centered around the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This book lends itself to many fun activities. I’ve put together quite a few and hopefully something will catch your eye. Spring is such a fun season, full of change and hope. I felt that it would be a great way to celebrate the littles and all the growth they have made in their 2-3 years of life.
I want to thank you for the continual support you give to your child. Your dedication in bringing your child to school each week, the encouragement you gave while at school and now through distance learning, has been greatly appreciated. You are helping to build your child’s foundation of learning and that is something to be recognized. Thank you! Warmly, Rosalie
Link to The Very Hungry Caterpillar Read Aloud: https://youtu.be/x_8nDRktH7A
Hungry Caterpillar Egg Carton Grab and egg carton and cut it in half. Using green and red paint, create your own very hungry caterpillar! Count up the number of body parts on your caterpillar!
Hungry Caterpillar Stamping Stamp a hungry caterpillar using a variety materials: cotton balls, corks, balloons or a potato masher.
Story Sequencing and/or Feed the Caterpillar Images Find a box and color a picture of the hungry caterpillar for the lid. Next, cut out a small hole on the lid to be used for feeding the caterpillar. Lastly, cut out the foods from the story from the link below. Read the book, talk about colors and practice counting as you feed the caterpillar. http://rattlebabblebattle.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/THE-VERY-HUNGRY-CATERPILLAR-STORY-SEQUENCING-AND-LACING.pdf
Pipe Cleaner Caterpillars Practice fine motor skills by stringing beads onto a pipe cleaner, string or a drinking straw.
Counting and Sequencing of Numbers Draw a caterpillar using circles with numbers for the body. Next, cut out matching circles with numbers and practice matching them up. Once finished, count them up! You could also draw multiple caterpillars with body parts increasing in size in sequential order as suggested in the second photo.
Counting Playdough Mats Free counting mats found in the instructions section on this link: https://myboredtoddler.com/hungry-caterpillar-counting-mats/
Coffee Filter Butterflies https://onelittleproject.com/coffee-filter-butterflies/
Symmetrical Butterflies Butterfly template: http://www.preschoollearningonline.com/preschool-art/butterfly-template.html Encourage your child to scoop paint onto various parts of one side of the butterfly. Fold it over and press it down all over. Open it up and viola! Chat about what happened to the paint when it was folded in half and the colors used.
Very Hungry Caterpillar Puzzles https://www.dropbox.com/s/0jwnsp1hzb3jyud/very%20hungry%20caterpillar%20puzzles.pdf?dl=0
Fun Food Build a fun snack or lunch using foods from the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar!
Life Cycle of a Butterfly Help your child cut out (or cut it for him/her) the images from the story and talk about the life cycle of a butterfly in the simplest form.
Eatable Life Cycle For an extra special treat, learn the life cycle of a butterfly using sweets! Use a marshmallow for an egg, gummy work for the caterpillar, mini tootsie roll for the chrysalis, and a butterfly cracker for the butterfly. Yum!
“The Very Hungry Caterpillar Song”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbFkxdZWLQk
"The Caterpillar Song” by Dr. Jean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfX7tS5jdI8
“Hungry Caterpillars” by PINKFONG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gs8_VUSnMQ
“The Butterfly Colors Song”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPAZHVNVJp0
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Read by Eric Carle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkYmvxP0AJI
Waiting For Wings By Lois Ehlert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEjdMIeU9qU
The Butterfly By Anna Milbourne and Cathy Shimmen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76SEueaI954
Ten Wriggly Wiggly Caterpillars By Tiger tales: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjL5xQd92bA