After reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, I told the students to pretend a piece of yarn was the caterpillar and asked them if they remembered the order in which he ate the fruit. The first student who correctly answered that he ate 1 apple on Monday was allowed to take the apple image via Make It Cozee and string it through the rope. Keep in mind I had 2 student helpers holding
each end of the string in front of the class.
Next, we discussed the pattern the caterpillar used to eat his food. He went in number order and in order of the days of the week. Afterwards, they used the Gymboree printables to color their caterpillars in a pattern.
Here's a few other activities you may want to consider...
What materials do you use when teaching this book?
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