The Very Hungry Caterpillar | Book Companion Activities and Butterfly Life Cycle

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Anita Bremer
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K - 1st, Homeschool
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My students enjoyed reading the story of a very hungry caterpillar and recap the life cycle of a butterfly. It was a great way to keep students engaged.
Love this! Such a great book companion, love using this will all my preschool kiddos to target so many goals!
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This pack consists of two parts, a butterfly life cycle pack and a book companion for The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The unit is packed with Common Core aligned activities for Kindergarten and First Grade.


Butterfly Life Cycle Pack:

  • Sequencing Activity: Pocket Chart Picture Sort

Students sequence the life cycle of a butterfly by sorting the cards in order.

  • Sequencing Activity: Cut & Paste

Students follow up with a cut and paste page showing the butterfly’s life cycle.

  • Information Cards

Students will learn about how tiny eggs on a leaf grow and change to become butterflies.

  • Student Booklets

Students will use the information they’ve learned to fill in their booklets. Simple to differentiate! Have students write, draw, both write AND draw, OR cut & paste the life cycle stages in the flip books.

Book Companion

  • Sequencing the Story

Students sequence the story’s events by sorting, cutting, and pasting the pictures.

  • Retelling the Story

Students illustrate and/or write about what happens in the story.

  • Text to Self Connections

Students make text-to-self connections by relating what happens in the story to their own lives.

  • Vocabulary Word Search

Students work with words from the text and extend their vocabulary.

  • ABC Order

Students sort words from the text in alphabetical order.

  • Story Elements

Students become familiar with aspects of the book.

  • Story Map

Students cut and paste an overview of the story.

  • Days of the Week

Students will learn the days of the week, sequencing them in order.

  • Word Sort

Students sort words from the story by how many letters are in each word, using the word/picture cards, and fill in a recording page.

  • Syllable Sort

Students will say and clap words from the story (using the word/picture cards), then will sort them by how many syllables they have.


Tops and Bottoms

How to Catch the Easter Bunny

Diary of a Worm

The Tiny Seed

We’re Going on a Nature Hunt

No, No, Gnome!

How to Catch a Leprechaun

Harry the Dirty Dog

The Easter Bunny’s Assistant

The Turnip

The Little Red Hen

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.


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