Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Fun with a Certain Hungry Caterpillar

We've been having fun with The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The hospital where three of our kids were born gives this book out in the baby pack you take home. We had a copy from E11 and we once got to meet Eric Carle himself (at the anniversary celebration of the First Book program that funded the books at the hospital) and we took a regular hardback book for him to sign. So, we have no less than 5 copies of this book in our home!

I found some fun resources for the book and we've taken full advantage of them. This will be the first of a couple of posts on the topic.

At Confessions of a Homeschooler, she has some activities for the Caterpillar which is where I found the graph. Here J4 is sequencing the story by putting the story cards on the string in the order that I read them.

Today he did some story sequencing with the small cards. That was just before he colored the life cycle of a butterfly. He set it up and then told me the events. J4 likes to sequence. The sequence cards are from DLTK which I found through Homeschool Share.
Finally, I used the alphabet cards found at 1+1+1=1 to have J4 match his letters up. This was the day I had my phone out for taking video. Wanna see? You have to click in just to see him do lightening letters!

We did some fun science and art with the Caterpillar today...I'll share those tomorrow.


Carisa said...

That video is too cute!!!

Heather said...

Thank you Carisa! Thanks for the visit. Oh and the letters!!LOL