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Caterpillar Matching and Phonics Activity
Appropriate for 4 years and up
As the child picks a letter, say the letter sound. Using the caterpillar let the child move the letter in to place.
Rhyme: Munchy Caterpillar by Debbie Hasbrook M.Ed.
Materials needed: file folder, caterpillar, leaves, construction paper, glue, markers, scissors, contact paper or laminate.
Cut out branches, draw them in, or use pipe cleaners, or real branches. Place in different directions on the page.
How to play: Say the rhyme and let the children choose a number. Let them count out the correct number of leaves and place them next to the number. Repeat until all the numbers are filled with yummy leaves.
Extension activity: Play this game during circle time. Have the children pretend to munch up the number of leaves chosen. Repeat.
Use these cards to build language and knowledge.
Read the book: “From Caterpillar to Butterfly”
by: Deborah Heiligman and Weissman
After introducing every card, show the children the life cycle of the caterpillar (butterfly). Let them try to put them in order. Gently assist if needed.
Set cards in one basket, and words in another basket. Place together in a tray.
Let the children use the cards on their own or in pairs. Gently assist only when needed.
Use the same process with the parts of the butterfly.