The very hungry caterpillar
by Kristy Tan
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.
3-4 years old
15 - 30 mins
What You Will Need
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book
Give children a better visual experience of the story: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
Gather the materials.
Draw and print the food items that are found in the book. Cut the shape of the food items using scissors.
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.
Distribute the food items to the child/children.
Put the sock inside your hand and tell the child/children that they are going to feed the hungry caterpillar according to the story.
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.”
Complete reading the story.