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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle

The caterpillar is a green sock and I glued wiggley eyes on it. The butterfly is a finger puppet. Before you start reading the book, put the butterfly on your finger and then slip it into the caterpillar sock puppet.

These are the foods that he ate through in the book. One apple, 2 pears, 3 plums, etc... I laminated all of them so they would last a long time. As you read it in the book have the caterpillar "eat" through each piece of food. I usually assign a piece of food to each child so they can feed the caterpillar.

This is the caterpillar eating the food!

I use the paper bag as his cocoon. While the caterpillar is in his cocoon I usually slip the sock off and.......
He's a beautiful butterfly!
The kids love this book. They think it's magic that the caterpillar turns into the butterfly inside his cocoon and they love to feed the caterpillar!