RAISING A READER, THEMED ACTIVITIES

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR FREE PRINTABLES BUNDLE

So the first printable bundle of the year is here for you to grab.We had a fun january reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and N loved doing all the activities.We are still working on recognising numbers and clipping clothespin .

I have chosen this book as the book of the month and have done many activities the whole month.The activities have been documented on my Instagram.The reason why we love this books are many and few of the things that make us love this book more are

  1. Story book for little ones .
  2. learn about fruit and junk for young toddlers .
  3. Counting for young toddlers .
  4. Days of the week for older toddlers .
  5. life cycle of the butterfly for older toddlers .
  6. One book and so many learning aspects and can be kept in your library for good 5 yrs

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So lets get started with how we did these activities and with the printable for my lovely readers to grab.

Activity I

Feeding the Hungry Caterpillar

Materials Required

  1. A cardboard Box
  2. A wrapping paper
  3. Cardboard cut into pieces as per the shape of printables
  4. Cello Tape
  5. Scissor
  6. Printer
  7. And the printables

How to do it

Cover the cardboard box with wrapping paper

Cover in such away that you can still open it and take the feeders out.

I have used a small Amazon box and left the opened side unwrapped.

Paste the caterpillar (from the printable) on one side and make a cut for the feeder to pass at the mouth of the caterpillar.

Paste the feeder on the cut cardboard pieces and laminate using a cello tape.

Arrange the feeder in sequence for the young toddlers and in no order for older kids.

Read the book let them grab the food item you read out loud and feed it to the caterpillar.

Click here to download the printable

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The first activity in the series is feeding the hungry caterpillar activity Swipe to see 👉🏻 . 🐛Re use a cardboard box from your online order. . 🐛Cover it with a wrapping paper I have tried to match the design of the book. . 🐛 Paste a caterpillar on the top cut a mouth to pass through the feeders. . 🐛Make the 🍎🍐🍊🍔🧀🍭🍰 feeder and paste them using a cello tape or simple glue to cardboard cut in the same size as feeder. . 🐛 Use a tray to spread the feed while you read the story. . 🐛 Let your little one feed the hungry caterpillar. . The printables will be available on my blog by the end of the month. So stay tuned for more activities and a free bundle of printables at the end of the month . . . #bookstagram #book #raisingareader #bookreading #bookreadingactivity #bookworm #bibliophile #ericcarle #bookofthemonth #freeprintable #montessori #montessoriathome #instabook #toddlerbook #startthemyoung #booklover #momsofinstagram #muscatmums #muscatbloggers #indianmomblogger #handsonlearning #crafty #craftymom #crafts #blogger #earlylearning #learningisfun #funschool #rattlebabblebattle

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Activity II & III

Click here to download the printable

Story Sequencing and Lacing

Materials Required

  1. Lamination sheet /Printer (I laminate without a printer using hot iron)
  2. Printer
  3. Printables
  4. Punching machine for Lacing Activity
  5. Green Pipe Cleaner

The Reason why I clubbed the activity is because I have used the same printable print for both the activity

How to do it

Take a print and cut the printables.

I have Cut the fruits as it appears in the book not into single pieces but you can cut it any which way you think your little one would be able to enjoy it.

Activity II

Read the book and let your little one sequence it by placing the printable over the book.And for young reader ,take an A4 sheet write the days of the week and let them put the printables as per the days of the week.
Put the printables in no order and play a memory game without the book. Once they are done sequencing read together.
Take an A4 sheet and write one to five and let them keep the printables as you read the story. It’s a simple counting activity

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Book of the month Activity II . Story sequencing . This activity can be done with book or without book . . I have cut the fruits as they appear on the book for a fun story sequencing and matching activity. . Rest all I have cut singly. . For very young readers 🐛Matching the printables with the book 🐛Story sequencing while you read the book.let the pick the printable as per the sequence . . And for young reader 🦋Take an A4 sheet write the days of the week and let them put the printables as per the days of the week. 🦋put the printables in no order and play a memory game without the book. Once they are done sequencing read together. 🦋Take an A4 sheet and write one to five and let them keep the printables as you read the story. It’s a simple counting activity. . . #bookstagram #book #raisingareader #bookreading #bookreadingactivity #bookworm #bibliophile #ericcarle #bookofthemonth #freeprintable #montessori #montessoriathome #instabook #toddlerbook #startthemyoung #booklover #momsofinstagram #muscatmums #muscatbloggers #indianmomblogger #handsonlearning #crafty #craftymom #crafts #blogger #earlylearning #learningisfun #funschool #rattlebabblebattle

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Activity III

Punch through the printable and while you read the story let the little one use the green pipe cleaner as caterpillar and lace through the printable as the story progress.Lacing is an excellent fine motor activity which strengthens dexterity and hand and eye cordination and also a great excercise for pincer grip.

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BOOK OF THE MONTH ACTIVITY III . LACING. . Story telling and lacing. . 🌼A green pipe cleaner as 🐛 . 🌼 Printables from the last activity punched . 🌼While you read the story let the little one lace the 🍎🍐🍊🍭🍰etc. . 🌼Lacing is an excellent fine motor activity which strengthens dexterity and hand and eye cordination and also a great excercise for pincer grip. . 🌼 Story sequencing and lacing may seem like an easy task to an adult eyes but it takes a lot of effort for the little one. Do not expect the little ones to master it and do it perfectly in one go. . 🌼 Let them explore,show them how to do it when you start the activity and let them figure out on their own. . #bookstagram #book #raisingareader #bookreading #bookreadingactivity #bookworm #bibliophile #ericcarle #bookofthemonth #freeprintable #montessori #montessoriathome #instabook #toddlerbook #startthemyoung #booklover #momsofinstagram #proudmominstarep #muscatbloggers #indianmomblogger #handsonlearning #crafty #craftymom #crafts #blogger #earlylearning #learningisfun #funschool #rattlebabblebattle

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Activity IV

Click here to download the printable

Materials Required

  1. Lamination sheet /Printer
  2. Scissors
  3. Clothspin

How to do it

Print and laminate the printable.

Cut it into cards.

N is 2 yrs old so we are just doing counting till 5 ,you can use the printable for counting till 10.

First read the story and then do the counting activity.

This is an excellent way to introduce them to counting and also enable them to recognise number in a fun way.

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BOOK OF THE MONTH : ACTIVITY IV . And the last activity in the series is the counting clip activity. . 👉🏻An excellent way to make toddler recognise numbers. . 👉🏻 Introduces to the concept of counting . 👉🏻Clothspin clipping is an excellent fine motor skill. . I planned posting this post yesterday but was not able to 🙈.so the activity got stretched to feb. And activity for the book of the month comes to an end. Hope you guys loved it. . The printables will be soon up on the blog extremely sorry for the delay 😬. But then in mom life nothing goes as per plan 😝. Jokes apart N needs a lot undivided attention these days. So I get very less time for my blog. . Hope to get back to routine soon. . . #bookstagram #book #raisingareader #bookreading #bookreadingactivity #bookworm #bibliophile #ericcarle #bookofthemonth #freeprintable #montessori #montessoriathome #instabook #toddlerbook #startthemyoung #booklover #momsofinstagram #muscatbloggers #indianmomblogger #handsonlearning #crafty #craftymom #crafts #blogger #earlylearning #learningisfun #funschool #rattlebabblebattle

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The very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Bundle

Feeding Activity 

Sequencing and Lacing

Counting Clips

About Priyadarshani Panda

Priyadarshani is a banker by profession and mother to a 2 yr old.She loves spending time in designing activities for her son to make learning fun.DIY and crafting is something she loves doing and keeps her busy along with her son.This blog is her attempt to make learning fun and inspire the moms across the globe to do the same.
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29 thoughts on “THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR FREE PRINTABLES BUNDLE

  1. This is great Priyadarshani. Hungry Caterpillar was one of my daughter’s favorite books. I am going to introduce it to my son now. Once he is little old, we will so these activities

  2. This book was a rage with my older kid ! She loved the book so much that I had to buy a new one, before she let go of my library copy. But adding a twist to it and making so many activities out of it is super fun!

  3. Wow Priyadarshani! What a lovely activity to do with kids. My son loves doing art and craft work and I am sure he’s going to enjoy this. We live in the UK so the teaching pattern is different here. He loves doing artwork at school as well as home. I am really excited to follow your blog post and each step you mentioned here to engage my child . I will share photos with you when we complete this project. Its a great way to keep kids engaged. My son’s teacher would be thrilled to see this too.

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  4. So lovely diy activity. I love DIY and my girl also does the same. I have seen this on your Instagram. This is such lovely activity and I will surely work on this.

  5. This is fantastic. We love the hungry caterpillar and all the many things it teaches us. I love the lacing activity and It would be so much fun to do this with babyT. I am going to do this for sure

  6. Hungry caterpillar is our favorite book too. I had never thought of this activity. Will definitely try this out. LittleD will enjoy for sure.

  7. I had tried reading this book to my N long back but he somehow never took interest in it. Maybe I should try again now that he’s older and I’m sure he will love these activities along with it

  8. We love the hungry caterpillar and other Eric Carle books.. n i would definitely try some of the activities that you sharef here.. it would be so much fun.

  9. Seems like they have awesome collection of activity books for toddlers and growing kids. Need to check out.

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