More Activites for The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Part 2

To end our study of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, I was going to make caterpillar cupcakes with the girls. However, my son used all the eggs for breakfast. So we decided to take a break from crafting and add in some music. We also reviewed the book through narration activities and learned about good and bad food choices and the food groups.

Songs to coordinate with The Very Hungry Caterpillar:

(tune: Row Your Boat)
One caterpillar ,two caterpillars, three caterpillars today.
Four caterpillars, five caterpillars eating all the day.
One cocoon, two cocoons, three cocoons today.
Four cocoons, five cocoons sleeping all the day.
One butterfly, two butterflies, three butterflies today.
Four butterflies, five butterflies, flying, flying away.

(tune: Itsy Bitsy Spider)

The little caterpillar crawled up into a tree,
Spun his cocoon and slept so quietly,
All through the winter he didn’t make a sound,
He dreamt of his new life when he’d be flying all around.
While he was sleeping the snow did gently fall,
Winter came and went, then her heard the robin’s call,
“Come on Mr. Butterfly, out of your cocoon
Spread your wings and fly for me, while I sing my tune.

(tune: 10 Little Indians)

On Sunday, 1 little egg, on Sunday 1 little egg, on Sunday 1 little egg, out comes a caterpillar.

On Monday, 1 red apple, on Monday 1 red apple, on Monday 1 red apple, that’s what the caterpillar eats.

On Tuesday, 2 yellow pears, on Tuesday 2 yellow pears, on Tuesday 2 yellow pears, that’s what the caterpillar eats.

On Wednesday, 3 purple plums, on Wednesday 3 purple plums, on Wednesday 3 purple plums, that’s what the caterpillar eats.

On Thursday, 4 red strawberries, on Thursday, 4 red strawberries, on Thursday, 4 red strawberries, that’s what the caterpillar eats.

On Friday, 5 oranges, on Friday 5 oranges, on Friday 5 oranges, that’s what the caterpillar eats.

On Saturday, too much food, on Saturday, too much food, on Saturday, too much food, that’s what the caterpillar eats.

On Sunday, 1 green leaf, on Sunday, 1 green leaf, on Sunday, 1 green leaf, that’s what the caterpillar eats.

In his cocoon, he goes to sleep, in his cocoon, he goes to sleep, in his cocoon, he goes to sleep, that’s what the caterpillar does.

Out comes a butterfly, out comes a butterfly, out comes a butterfly, isn’t that a great surprise!

Disclosure: I have no idea where those songs came from. They were shared with me through an email and not credited to anyone.

Narration and Nutrition Activities:

Here are some printables for you to use, just click HERE. These pages came directly from my mini unit study so if you notice the page numbers on the bottom seem odd, that is the reason. Included is a maze and the narration activities.

Letter focus “B”:

We made butterflies out of Bs! It’s a fun, easy, and inexpensive craft that will remind your child of the letter B. Of course, you can have fun with this and add googly eyes, pipe cleaners and so forth.

Butterfly B

Supplies:

Print out of the letter B. (two per child) You can find a printable I made along with fun extras HERE.

Scissors

Crayons, markers, stickers or embellishments of your choice.

Glue stick

Construction paper

Directions:

Cut out the letter “B” on both pages.

Allow your child to decorate the “B”s with the medium of your choice.

Now place the letters side by side with one letter upside down to give the effect of a butterfly.

Cut out a strip of construction paper to make the butterfly body. Also cut out two small strips to make the butterfly’s antennas.

Use your glue stick and apply glue to the caterpillar body and place on the seam of your two “B’s”. This should be enough to hold it all together. However, you may want to slightly overlap the “Bs”.

Now glue your antennas onto the butterfly.

Printables:

Please click HERE for free printables to enhance this study. The large letter “B” I used in the project is included.

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About Richele McFarlin

Richele is a Christian homeschooling mom to four children, writer and business owner. Her collegiate background is in educational psychology. Although it never prepared her for playing Candyland, grading science, chasing a toddler, doing laundry and making dinner at the same time.

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