The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Eric Carle Crossword Puzzle & Word Games

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This is a PDF of Eric Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpillar", including a crossword puzzle, word search, and word scramble. A word bank for the crossword puzzle is also included on a separate page. The word scramble is included with a word bank on the page, as well as on a separate page. The answers for the crossword puzzle are in the word search, as well as a few other words of the theme so they can be used in combination or separately.

Why buy this resource?

This resource has clues/answers from quotes from the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle, usually an important word to the story, and one clue/answer of the author ("Carle"). The items in this resource can be used to teach students reading/writing and comprehension of the book. They can also be used as a no-prep time filler, a bonus, or a reward activity.

This resource is also differentiated in the following ways: (1) the crossword puzzle word bank is on a separate page, so you can choose to share it or not with your students, or share it after the students have spent some time with the puzzle; (2) there are two word searches, with one having only forward horizontal and vertical words (no backwards or diagonal words); and (3) the word scramble is included with both the word bank on the bottom of the page, as well without the word bank on the page, but included separately.

What's in this resource?

  • Crossword puzzle, with clues/answers as quotes from the book (rhyming or important word)
  • Word Bank for the crossword puzzle on a separate page
  • Word Search, with all of the words from the crossword puzzle, as well as other words related to and from the book
  • An easy Word Search, with no backwards or diagonal words
  • Word Scramble with the word bank on the page
  • Word Scramble with the word bank on a separate page
  • Answer Keys

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