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
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.
Eric Carle reads The Very Hungry Caterpillar
6 > Online Jigsaw Puzzle > Caterpillar
Letter C Caterpillar Printable Activities
Butterfly Growth Stages coloring pages:
caterpillar, chrysalis & butterfly
Letter C Caterpillar, Colors and Circles Craft
Letter C Caterpillar, Colors, Numbers and Circles Craft
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Days of the Week Worksheets
Standard block & D'Nealian format
Caterpillar online Jigsaw Puzzle