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Alphabet Caterpillar

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Kindergarten Activities
Center:

Library/Book/ ABC Center

Topic:

Letters/Sounds/Words

Content:

Literacy

Area:

Language

Age:

Kindergarten

Interaction:

Large Group

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Materials:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
paper plates
markers
hole punch
scissors
string
thick marker or pre-cut letters and glue
cards with upperand lowercase letters



Instructions:

1. Read The Very Hungry Caterpillar to the children.
2. Help the children make a caterpillar by decorating the paper plates to make
the body and head.
3. Punch holes on each side of the plates and tie them in a row, beginning with
the head. Use a very thick marker to write the letters of the alphabet on the
plates, or glue on pre-cut letters. Write one letter per plate.
(continued on the next page)
4. Tell a hungry caterpillar story where the caterpillar eats the letters of the
alphabet. Sing the “Alphabet Song.”
5. Put cards with matching letters into a box or bag. Encourage the children to
draw them out, one at a time, and match them to the letters on the
caterpillar.
Tip: The children can use the caterpillar and letter cards to practice matching
lowercase letters to uppercase letters and words to their beginning sounds.


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