One of our favorite books to read is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I made a fun graphing sheet to go along with the story that kids can fill out as you read the story, you can download the graph sheet here.
I also made lacing cards for the story as well. After cutting out the pieces, I punched a hole in each one then tied a piece of yarn to the caterpillar. As you read the story they lace on the items he eats. At the end they lace on the cocoon.
I then had them put the whole thing in a bag, like a cocoon. While we are reading the final page and discussing what happens to the caterpillar, I put that bag behind my back and switch it out with another one containing the butterflies. Then I give them back their bag and let them reach inside and pull out the butterfly. They LOVED it!
You can download the Hungry Caterpillar cards here!
This activity goes along well with my Letter C for Caterpillar Unit!
3BoyMommy: Hi! Yes, as we read the story, I'll say he ate 2 plums, so they pick a color like purple, and color in 1 square for each plum on the plum line. Then at the end we look at our graph and discuss which he ate more of, least of, etc.Hope that helps!
What fun activities to go along with a classic! I am def. going to try out the graphing 🙂
Hi Erica,Did you say these are from dltk-kids.com? Looks just like them..aren't they so cute! I love your idea of using them as lacing cards!Carla
My little one loved these lacing cards! Thank you for sharing. She also liked the graph, but it frustrated her that it wasn't in story order. I know my child is a little "particular", but it might help someone else if you could swap the last two lines.
Katie: Thanks for the suggestion, I updated the file and they should be in order now!
Thank you so much for modifying this for me! I blogged about these resources and your kindness (http://classofherown413.blogspot.com/2010/09/better-week.html)Katie
Can you email me the corrected graph? I tried to down load and it did not work. I'd love to use this with my kindergarten class!
I would love a copy of the corrected file. I tried to download…I'd love to use with my kindergarten class!