This open ended activity is ideal for Grades 1 and 2 and and can be tailored to suit all levels of your grade. I
have used this in Grade 2 classes.
Use the coins attached to create caterpillars of different values. Write the value on the speech bubble.
Teachers can either leave it open-ended for students to decide their own values for each caterpillar or the teacher
Can set the values and students use whichever coins they like to create that value. Any unused circles can be
Coloured upon completion.
To extend and challenge students, state that each circle on the caterpillar must be used to create the value
set by the teacher, or 5 circles only can be used etc.