Caterpillar Theme Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

Activities Materials
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 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 materials columns.

Activity 1 and 2: Caterpillar to Butterfly
Online picture book: See How I grow -- Butterfly, and presentations 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 >
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 5 > Books > Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Listen to the author read the book. Find @ a library

Eric Carle reads The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Activity 6 > 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 6 > 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. Click on the change cut button to change shape and number of pieces.

Related activities > Butterfly activities and crafts

letter c caterpillar printable activities
Letter C Caterpillar Printable Activities

butterfly growth stages coloring pages

Butterfly Growth Stages coloring pages:
caterpillar, chrysalis & butterfly

Caterpillar Colors Craft
Letter C Caterpillar, Colors and Circles Craft

Visit here to print the Caterpillar Numbers Craft templates

Letter C Caterpillar, Colors, Numbers and Circles Craft

the very hungry caterpillar days of the week worksheets

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Days of the Week Worksheets
Standard block & D'Nealian format

caterpillar online jigsaw puzzle

Caterpillar online Jigsaw Puzzle