The very hungry caterpillar

by Kristy Tan

Learning Framework?

  • Physical

  • Intellectual

  • Emotional

  • Social

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.

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

#Scienceofplay38

Give children a better visual experience of the story: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

Step 1

Gather the materials.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Distribute the food items to the child/children.

Step 5

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

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

Complete reading the story.

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