Reading Adventure Pack: What's Next? The Very Hungry Caterpillar

A series of hands-on activities follow a reading of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Learners create a paper collage, explore the beginning, middle, and end of days of the week, numbers, and more. They grow a butterfly garden, write their version of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and act out a caterpillar's life stages. Pupils draw a picture of what they would like to be when they grow up and identify actual and make-believe parts of a fictions story.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have Reading Adventure Pack readily available for families that request work, emergency sub plans, or May Do activities
  • Conduct applicable activities in the classroom; display finished work on a themed focus wall
  • Add the pack to a unit on the butterfly's life cycle 
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires the book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • A nonfiction book of your choice is optional
  • Activities are designed for at-home use with a grown-up
Pros
  • Offers flexibility in the nonfiction text choice—you may choose your own or pick from the list provided
  • Activities meet a variety of learning styles
Cons
  • None
Common Core