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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Learning Activities For This Week

Monday 13th May 2013

The Very Hungry Caterpillar


Read ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle to your child. Read this book as many time as you like this week!

Tuesday 14th May 2013

Word Wall Hungry Caterpillar

Find information on the life cycle of a butterfly – look through non-fiction books from the library or search the internet. Discuss all of the new words that you come across that are related to the life cycle like metamorphosis and chrysalis. Choose interesting words from ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and topic words from the lifecycle of a butterfly and create a word wall. Read over these words every chance you get.

Wednesday 15th May 2013

lifecycle of a butterfly

Make a lifecycle of a butterfly display. Your child may like to do this as a poster or perhaps on a butterfly template. You may like to use ‘Egg’, ‘Larva’, ‘Pupa’ and ‘Adult’ as the titles for the life cycle stages or perhaps ‘Egg’, ‘Caterpillar’, ‘Chrysalis’ and ‘Butterfly’.


Thursday 16th May 2013

Write ‘The Very Hungry (insert your child’s name). Staple some paper together and get your child to write a day of the week on each page. Based on ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ write a story. What did you eat each day? What did you change into in the end? Illustrate and share.


Friday 17th May 2013


Say the word ‘caterpillar’. Then have fun changing the first sound for another sound. Come up with new words like ‘baterpillar’, ‘haterpillar’ and ‘raterpillar’.  Draw what these creatures might look like!


Happy learning!




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