Caterpillar Theme Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

Caterpillar Theme Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

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 theme.

The activities below can be spread over a few of days with a day break in between. 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.


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Activity: Caterpillar to Butterfly

Read Jenna's Story: "Caterpiller to Butterflie"

A young child, Jenna Dower, shares her fascination with the butterfly in her artwork and story. Jenna's Story: "Caterpiller to Butterflie" (yes spelled in this charming way by Jenna) will show children the interesting growth stages of a butterfly in delightful and simple language that they can understand. Make sure to share that Jenna is a child just like them and she made the illustrations and wrote the story.

Activity: Alphabet > C is for Caterpillar Printable Activities
This is a great opportunity to introduce or practice letter C caterpillar.

Activity: Caterpillar Crafts

Option 1 > Caterpillar, Letter C, Colors and Circles

Option 2 >
Caterpillar, 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.

Activity > Online Jigsaw Puzzle > Caterpillar
Skills: Problem solving, bilingual English and Spanish
Here is an online puzzle the children will enjoy with a grasshopper image. The default puzzle is 6 pieces.

Related activities
> Butterfly theme & crafts

Activity > Eric Carle's Book > The Very Hungry Caterpillar Days of the Week Worksheets
Skills > Handwriting > Learning Days of the Week Worksheets
After reading the book present the complimentary worksheets to learn and trace the days of the week.

Activity > Books > Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar video

Listen to the author read the book @ You Tube. Find @ a library



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