This activity is designed to bring “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” book to life especially for special learners. You will need to purchase your own copy of the book. I have no affiliation with the author or publisher.
Two sets of feeding bracelets, one with picture and one with written prompts
Two sets of feeding loops, one with picture and one with written prompts
Two covers for paper towel rolls
Materials can be used for individual students or for a group activity. Food bracelets can be placed on a child's arm (which stands in as the caterpillar, add a green sock if needed!) or on an adult's arm. Once the caterpillar is "full," make your hand into a fist to represent the cocoon, count to 5 and then interlock your thumbs to make a butterfly!
Another option is to use the wider, strips to make the rings. These are particularly good for straight cutting practice. Loops can be placed on a paper towel roll that is either held horizontally (and covered with a large caterpillar) or on one standing upright on a table. As the rings are added, the happy caterpillar will be covered and you will reach the unhappy caterpillar. Feed him the final leaf, touch the cocoon and count to 5 before you add the butterfly topper!