This activity is perfect for small group work or an independent center. Print and laminate the caterpillar mats and letter circles. After cutting out the letter circles for each caterpillar set, store them in a plastic bag or small container. For each caterpillar set, there is a worksheet for children to write the words they made on the caterpillars. There are 4 caterpillar sets, a set of letter circles for each set, and 4 worksheets for short a words.
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Teacher Tip: It would be helpful to the children to make sure they recognize the pictures. For example, make sure they know that the picture is “jam”, and not “jelly”.