The very hungry caterpillar

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Learning Framework?

  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Social

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WHAT CHILDREN WILL LEARN

  • Physical - Fine motor skills, pincer/palmar grasps when holding the pictures.
  • Intellectual - Identifying the different items mentioned in the story.
  • Emotional - Engagement will be ensured in the activity.
  • Social - Able to take turns.
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Give children a better visual experience of the story: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
Skill Level
Easy
Suitable for
3-4 years old
Estimated time
15 - 30 mins
Environment
Indoors

What You Will Need

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book
  • Colourful sock
  • Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Plastic eyes
  • Glue

Step 1

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Gather the materials.

Step 2

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Draw and print the food items that are found in the book. Cut the shape of the food items using scissors.

Step 3

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Cut a hole (big enough for the hand to go through) in the middle. Use glue to paste the plastic eyes on the tip of the sock.

Step 4

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Distribute the food items to the child/children.

Step 5

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Put the sock inside your hand and tell the child/children that they are going to feed the hungry caterpillar according to the story.

Step 6

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Read the story. As you read, get the child or children to come up to feed the caterpillar. For instance, “on Tuesday, he ate 2 pears! Who is holding on to the pears? Come and feed the caterpillar! Alright, let’s count 1… 2…. pears.”

Step 7

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Complete reading the story.

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