The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Isabella absolutely adores Eric Carle’s books. I am not sure if it is the illustrations or the wonderful stories. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is probably her favorite right now of all the Eric Carle books we own. It is actually one of the first books Isabella has memorized/read.
Therefore I created this fun, educational printable pack to extend the learning started from the book.
Isabella had so much fun using it. I realized that I had to share it with all of you.
From my experience printing on card stock makes this printable more sturdy. I personally like to use page protectors or even better I like to laminate many of the pages for reuse. Dry erase markers or dry erase crayons work best, I personally like crayola as they are easy to remove without leaving stains. You may need other basic supplies like crayons, safety scissors, dot paint or pom poms, glue and pencils.
Download Your pack
Download your copy of this free printable here. It is great to use at home or on the go. Print one copy or many. Feel free to share, all I ask is that you share the link to this post instead of the file.
How to use this pack
Our printer created a few errors on our kit when we first printed, so we used this pack without laminating. The second time we printed it, it came out much better and we laminated it. However we used pencils on these writing pages.
Tracing and Prewriting Pages
Your child follows the dotted lines and learns basic strokes for writing.
Working on fine motor skills is important for both writing and cutting, so we take all the exercises we have used and try our skills in writing and now cutting.
Make A Caterpillar
Here are some fun words from the story to practice writing. We have one page filled with C words and one page with the days of the week. A great way to teach writing, spelling and reading.
Color the C’s
Sorting things by size is great for spatial recognition and early math skills. There are two sets, the caterpillar and the butterfly.
What is Different
How Many Circles and Addition
Puzzles are always so much fun. Since we didn’t laminate we used these a pasting activites as well. We used glue stick with the math pages, so this one we practiced using nozzle glue. “A dot NOT a lot.” If we laminated these then we would just put them together and we would be able to use them again and again.