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The Amazing Caterpillar

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students listen to the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and investigate the life cycle of a butterfly using live butterfly kits, information provided from the internet, and teacher-created activities.
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Cut and Paste Caterpillar

For Students Pre-K - 1st
Little ones must first cut along doted lines of a colorful image of a caterpillar and then assemble the parts in the proper order.
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Handprint Caterpillars

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students create a caterpillar using their handprints. In this caterpillar lesson, students use finger paints and handprints to create the body and legs of their caterpillar. They listen to The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. 
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders watch a video about Eric Carle before listening to his story entitled, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. They notice how the caterpillar eats its way through the days of the week and they examine the life cycle of the...
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners study about the stages of metamorphosis of a butterfly and then listen to and participate in the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The students then listen to the story in French and translate the French food words to English....
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The Very Hungry Class

For Teachers K
Students listen to a read aloud of Eric Carle's, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, as an introduction to their study of the metamorphosis of a butterfly. They participate in a number of cross-curricular activities in this unit of lessons.
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Your Energy In

For Teachers K - 3rd
Help your youngsters make considerations about what they eat. Use this lesson as a jumping-off point to discuss dietary guidelines, the food pyramid, and major food groups. This creative lesson grabs youngsters by talking about what they...
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The Life Cycle of a Butterfly

For Teachers K - 5th
Students complete lessons on a butterfly life cycle, moon phases, hot water, and shadows. For this science lesson plan, students complete activities where they read books, look at demonstrations, and complete experiments.
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Life Cycle Of Painted Lady Butterflies

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the inspiration for this project-based learning activity. Kindergartners create a lifecycle chart for a butterfly with four sections: egg, caterpillar, pupa, and butterfly. It is a three-dimensional...
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Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students read "the Very Hungry Caerpiller" by Eric Carle and create their own caterpillers using the same art techniques found in the book in this excellent early elementary lesson. Included with the lesson is a vocabulary list and a...
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The Very Grouchy Ladybug: Telling Time

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students practice telling time by reading a children's story.  In this time keeping activity, students read the book The Very Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carl, and create a schedule for the ladybug to complete certain activities.  Students...
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All About Bugs

For Teachers K
Students read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and practice the days of the week. In groups, they create a puppet show, design cards of the "days of the week," draw their favorite part of the story, create a visual representation of each...
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A Caterpillar's Life

For Teachers K
Students use different colors, surface textures, and shapes to create form and meaning to their caterpillar. They also come to recognize that living things have similar needs of water, food and air by teacher reading The Very Hungry...
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Butterflies-The Life Cycle of the Butterfly

For Teachers K
In this lesson, students examine the life cycle of the butterfly. Students look at pictures of the life cycle of the butterfly in pictures and on the computer. Students listen to the teacher read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and see...
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How Does a Butterfly Grow?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore the stages of a butterfly. They read and discuss the book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle. They draw a picture of their favorite part and create a graph. They write a letter to Eric Carle and observe a...
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A Very Busy Spider

For Teachers K - 2nd
Books are great for kicking off nearly any lesson plan. Youngsters listen to the story, A Very Busy Spider. When the story is finished, they discuss what, how, and why a spider does what she does. To finish up, the class makes spider...
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Caterpillars To Butterflies

For Teachers K
Pupils gain an appreciation of nature by teaching them about the life cycle of the butterfly. They set up a terrarium so they can observe the changes a caterpillar goes through.
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The Very Hungry Kindergartner

For Teachers K
Students read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and write their own book called The Very Hungry Kindergartner. They illustrate pages and complete sentences that are laid out for them. They share their book with other classes.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers 1st
Visually represent a retelling of the story by writing and illustrating their own Hungry Caterpillar book.Observe and describe the life cycle of a butterfly.Also, observe caterpillars, record growth rates and changes over time.
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Caille The Caterpillar

For Teachers K
Students investigate the six groups of the food pyramid. In this food pyramid lesson, students work in a group to find a pictures of their assigned food group. They put the pictures in the "caterpillars" mouth which is based on the...
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Butterfly and Caterpillar

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students listen to the story "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and create their own "Very Hungry Caterpillar" book to learn the life cycle of a butterfly.
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From Caterpillars to Butterflies: Life Cycles

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders listen to a read aloud of the Eric Carle's, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and talk about the life cycle of caterpillars. They draw illustrations of the life cycle and compare it with the life cycle of another familiar...
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The Life Cycle of the Butterfly

For Teachers 1st
First graders, after listening to fictional and non-fictional literature about caterpillars, and observing caterpillars from egg to butterfly, write a "biography" of a caterpillar using appropriate vocabulary and time lines.
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The Very Hungry Kindergartner

For Teachers K - 1st
Students create The Very Hungry Kindergartner books. In the books, students will write in and illustrate a page for each month they are in school.