1-2-3 Come Do Some Common Core Activities With The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Me
Happy TBT (Throw Back Thursday.) Today I'm featuring a popular download to go along with your butterfly studies. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats 100 Things! is an emergent reader packet, that makes for a wonderful extension activity after reading Eric Carle's book.
I enjoy covering at least 3-5 Common Core State Standards when I design a lesson. This one covers quite a few CCSS: RF.K1a, RF.K.1c, RF.K.3a, RL.K.10, RF.K.4, L.K.2a, L.K.2b,L.K.5a, K.OA.1a, K.MD.3 K.CC.1a, K.CC.5, 1.NBT.2c, 1.NBT.5, 1.MD.3
Since the original Very Hungry Caterpillar goes through the days of the week, I decided to have this starving caterpillar eat through the hours in a day, so that I could cover telling time, while also covering end punctuation, skip counting by 10s, addition and the life cycle of a butterfly.
The packet includes
- The Hungry Caterpillar Eats 100 Things emergent reader, 2 caterpillar craftivities, a food sorting idea, + 64 circle pictures of food.
Children choose 10 to make a cute "very full" caterpillar. Completed project make a cute bulletin board, as each one is different.
Students trace and write numbers & number words, as well as the time. They draw the appropriate hands on the clock as well.
Children circle the capital letters and add end punctuation to the simple sentences. I've used as many sight and Dolch words that I could fit in, that still sounded appropriate.
Students cut and glue the groups of 10 pieces of food to their matching numbered boxes, as they count by 10's to 100. When everyone has completed their booklet, read it together as a whole group to reinforce concepts of print.
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