By Sinea Pies
My students are ages 3 & 4 and I must say that the 4 year olds were much more successful with this one. Five or six year olds would do very well.
This activity allows the little ones to recall what the caterpillar ate and glue each kind of food to a graph. They can practice their counting and work with some number recognition, as well.
I was told by a brilliant little child that I mixed up how many strawberries and oranges he ate. Whoops! His catch gave me a great opportunity, though, to praise him for his great observational and memory skills!!!
- Print the graph and food icon sheets on white card stock.
- Laminate the food sheets*
- Read Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” with your child.
- Have your child color the picture of the caterpillar and butterfly on the graph.
- Next, child cuts out the food pictures and glues them on the graph using glue stick.