The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats The Alphabet An Alpha-pillar ABC Craft

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PreK - 1st, Homeschool
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My students absolutely love Eric Carle's book, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar".

So I thought it would be fun to practice letters with a very hungry "Alpha-pillar". If your students are like mine they will truly enjoy this packet.

Teacher Comments:

  • "This is just so great. As a Literacy specialist this is fantastic resource to have...Love it."
  • "Students love these. Perfect for my Pre-K classroom."

  • "This is a great visual that the students can see and monitor their progress in learning the alphabet. This has been a great motivator for my students."

The packet includes:

  • A “trace & write” the upper & lowercase letters caterpillar craftivity for students.

Completed projects make a sweet spring bulletin board.

I've included a poster for the center of your display.

This is a super-fun activity even if your students are now familiar with the alphabet.

I find that just because I taught/practiced things at the beginning of the year, doesn’t mean everyone has retained everything, so it’s nice to review.

  • There are 4 head options, plus 6 butterfly patterns, should you want to attach one to the end of your caterpillar. (I made my butterfly 3D, by gluing the thorax of the top butterfly to the thorax of the bottom one.)

  • * There are upper and lowercase (12-on-a-page) letter cards, along with picture cards of objects that begin with that letter, as well as the matching word cards, so children can play a variety of "Memory Match” and "I Have; Who Has?" games; or put the cards in an alphabet center for children to sequence.

  • * There’s a 4-page tip list of ideas for the cards, including the "Kaboom" game, along with a vowel & consonant sorting mat.

  • * I’ve also included (2-on-a-page) alphabet posters, with a graphic that sits on the caterpillar's tail end, and starts with that letter.

Use these 5x7 cards as anchor charts, flashcards, or a spring border.

  • * For a colorful display, there’s a matching uppercase, as well as lowercase caterpillar craftivity, that teachers can make.

Use an extra caterpillar, where the “body segment circles” are not glued together, for a puzzle center.

  • * Finally, I've included an upper, plus lowercase bookmark-worksheet. Students fill in the circles with the rest of the letters.

This can be used as a quick, easy & fun assessment tool.

I’m Diane from Teach With Me, wishing you a wonderful spring, as your little caterpillars blossom into butterflies, fluttering into the next grade.

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