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> Days of the Week
A caterpillar is the larvae, or
middle life stage, of a butterfly or moth. Butterflies and
moths are one of the most beautiful creatures in nature.
Present the caterpillar activities in conjunction with the butterfly
The activities below can be spread over a few of days with a day break
in between so children are not bored. To help you make a
"small learning center" and make the presentation more
exciting there are a number educational printable materials that can
be displayed and used and descriptions and the links are in
Activity 1 and 2: Caterpillar to Butterfly
Online presentations and resources about insects
> caterpillar to butterfly growth stages.
Activity 3: Alphabet
> C is for Caterpillar printable activities
This is a great opportunity to introduce or practice letter C (caterpillar).
Activity 4: Caterpillar Crafts
Option 1 > Caterpillar,
Letter C, Colors and Circles
Option 2 >
Letter C, Colors, Numbers and Circles
This is an easy activity to reinforce letter C, nine colors, the
circle shape and numbers 1 to 9.
1. Have children first trace the dotted letter C surrounding
2. Select your choice of color or black and white circles with
or without numbers.
3. Have the children identify colors if using the color
4. Black & white circle template - assign and fill small
circles with color (markers or crayons). Make sure children
have this colors in front of them.
4. Have the children cut out and paste circles in number
order. Encourage children to count the circles to arrive at
the right answer in identifying the number.
> Eric Carle's Book > The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Skills > Handwriting > Learning Days of the Week
After reading the book present the complimentary worksheets to learn
and trace the days of the week.
6 > Online Jigsaw Puzzle > Caterpillar
solving, bilingual English and Spanish
Here is an online puzzle the children will enjoy with a grasshopper
image. The default puzzle is 6 pieces. Click on the
change cut button to change shape and number of pieces.
Related activities > Butterfly
activities and crafts