The Very Hungry Caterpillar Art Activities

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Art Activities

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, is one of the best-selling children’s books of all time. This charming tale of a tiny and very hungry caterpillar who eats a large quantity of food and then changes into a beautiful butterfly has entertained little ones for almost 50 years.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Art Activities

This classic story presents many learning concepts such as counting, colors, the days of the week and, most importantly, the life cycle of a butterfly.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Art Activities

Additionally, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, with its vibrant and delightful illustrations, inspires creativity. Here we have our very own hungry caterpillar. Students will paint their egg cartons and glue the eyes on (Tacky Glue works best). Simply poke a couple of holes in the top and supply children with fuzzy sticks for the antennae.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Art Activities

Blotto butterflies are a fun and simple craft that teaches symmetry. Supply your learners with a butterfly (older children should be encouraged to cut out their own) and some tempra paint. Students will place dollops of paint on one side of the butterfly only. They will then fold the insect in half and hold it down with one hand. Using their helper hands, students will smooth out the folded paper, spreading the paint inside. Prompt them to open up their butterflies very carefully.

Discuss how each wing is symmetrical, or a “mirror image of each other”. Activities such as this help to bolster children’s natural sense of balance which, in turn, helps to develop their observation, classification, and patterning skills.

After the paint has dried children may glue on the antennae.

MATERIALS USED:

– Egg carton
– Tempera paint
– Pipe cleaners/fuzzy sticks
– Googly eyes
– Construction paper
– Paint brushes
Tacky Glue
– Our butterfly template

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Easter Math and Literacy Activities

Easter Math and Literacy Activities

Put all of your eggs in one basket and grab this Easter Math and Literacy pack! It contains 14 worksheets and 3 learning center activities that are eggcellent for strengthening the following skills:

– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number quantity
– Number formation
– Number recognition
– Set recognition
– Number order
– Measurement
– Patterning
– Graphing
– Addition
– Classification
– Fine motor
– Upper and lowercase letter recognition
– Beginning sound recognition
– ABC order
– Letter formation
– Visual discrimination
– Phonological and phonemic awareness
– Following directions

EASTER ALPHABET & BEGINNING SOUND MATCH-UP (COLOR 26 BASKETS & 52 EGGS/B&W 26 BASKETS & 52 EGGS)

Easter Math and Literacy Activities

Print out the baskets and eggs on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Student will identify the lowercase letters and the beginning letter sounds of each item. They will then place the eggs on the appropriate baskets.

JELLYBEAN PATTERNING CARDS (COLOR 4/B&W 4)

Easter Math and Literacy Activities

Print these cards out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Cut the cards into strips. Provide young learners with a small amount of jellybeans. Work with children to match, extend, and describe the AB, AAB, ABB, and ABC patterns.

Easter Math and Literacy Activities

BUNNY TEN FRAME COUNTING CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Easter Math and Literacy Activities

Print these cards out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Provide mini erasers, jellybeans, pom poms, vase gems, or some other small manipulative for students to use. Young learners will place a numbered group of items on its corresponding card. As children pick up and place each item, encourage them to say its number name (one, two, etc.).

Easter Math and Literacy Activities

WORKSHEETS (B&W 14)

Easter Math and Literacy Activities

With these 14 worksheets, students will graph Easter eggs, measure bunnies, practice addition and letter formation, and so much more!

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Spring Math and Literacy Activities

Spring Math and Literacy Activities

April showers bring May flowers, and this Spring Math and Literacy pack brings lots learning and lots of fun! It contains 14 worksheets, a 10 page counting book, and 2 learning center activities that strengthen the following skills:

– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number formation
– Number recognition
– Set recognition
– Number order
– Measurement
– Fine motor
– Upper and lowercase letter recognition
– Beginning sound recognition
– Classification
– ABC order
– The concept of opposites
– Story sequencing
– Language/dictation
– Self-expression
– Following directions

RAINBOW ALPHABET MATCH-UP PUZZLES (COLOR 26/B&W 26)

Spring Math and Literacy Activities

Print these out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Cut the cards in half and have young learners match the upper and lowercase letters.

SPRINGTIME ROLL & COVER SHEETS (COLOR 4/B&W 4)

Spring Math and Literacy Activities

Print these sheets out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Provide mini erasers, pom poms, vase gems, or some other small manipulative for students to use as markers. For individual use, have the child roll the die, count the dots (or recognize the “set” of dots), and find and cover the corresponding number on the sheet. Repeat until all of the numerals are covered. In small group, give each child a sheet and have them take turns rolling the die. The first person to cover all of their numbers wins. Trade cards and play again!

WRITING PROMPT – “IF I HAD A RAINBOW OF MY OWN, I WOULD….”

Spring Math and Literacy Activities

Read the story A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman. Ask students what they would do if they had a rainbow of their own. Children will dictate their responses to teachers and draw a picture. Older children may copy their responses onto their papers, while some may even be able to write some of their own words. Two prompts are offered – one boy and one girl.


WORKSHEETS 14 + NUMBER BOOK (1-10) (B&W)

Spring Math and Literacy Activities

A My Spring Counting Book (1-10) is included in the worksheet section of this pack. Children will cut out the pages of the book. Teachers/adults should staple the pages together. Students can then count and write the number of spring items on each page and color the pictures.

Additionally, with these worksheets learners will compare sets, color by numbers, sequence a story, identify opposites, label beginning sounds of some spring things, and so much more!

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