My Y5s love the
story The Very Hungry Caterpillar. With that
in mind I used the caterpillar’s body-segment circles to help practice all sorts of Common Core Standards. Pick whichever one best fits your needs, or
give students a choice.
Children can create their own caterpillar head, cut and glue the pattern pieces, or color the template. Completed
projects make an awesome spring bulletin board.
In The Very
Hungry Caterpillar Eats the Alphabet, students trace and write upper and lowercase letters.
I’ve also included a set where a bit of the butterfly’s life cycle is also included with
For example, for
the letter Zz, I added: Zzzzzz
sleeping in a chrysalis, and then included a butterfly pattern with the
letters all over her wings to be cut and glued on the last section.
and write the words, then color, cut and glue the pictures.
just the thorax, so it looks 3 dimensional.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar also eats numbers and
number words, which helps to practice counting
forwards and backwards, as well as skip
counting by 2s, 3s, 5s, & 10s. Simply pick the body-segment circles that you
want to reinforce
Finally, The Very Hungry Caterpillar eats 2D shapes and another devours 3D shapes, while reviewing the days of the week as well.
standard 2D shapes,
you can also choose to include the hexagon,
pentagon, and octagon, and/or the pattern block shapes: rhombus and trapezoid.
on over to my blog and pick a pack of pretty caterpillars.
Diane, over at TeachWithMe.com