Recently, Eric Carle, the wonderful children’s books author, celebrated his 89th birthday. What a legend he is! And in his honor, we are excited to have this awesome free printable hungry caterpillar set of 3-part cards!
With these Eric Carle very hungry caterpillar printables, your kids will not only have fun with the beautiful images inspired by one of children’s favorite childhood books, but they will also be learning the names of those images, learn to recognize and make the connection between the words and the images and, if you are really ambitious, they can also learn to write these words!
Come and take a look at these awesome very hungry caterpillar printable activities and then print your own set for free in this post! Yes! You read that right! You can get these caterpillar printables for free! For this activity, you will need:
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
- this printable set (download at the end of this post)
- a color printer
- printing paper or cardstock
- a guillotine
- optional: a laminator (the cards will last a lot longer if laminated)
Printable Hungry Caterpillar 3-Part Cards
Let’s get started on our lesson using these fantastic very hungry caterpillar printables! First, download this set and PRINT IT TWICE! It comes with 24 cards and you need to print them twice for you to have 3-part cards to use. Next, cut one set of these hungry caterpillar printables with the words attached, like the photo below.
Inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar Pictures to Print
The second copy of the hungry caterpillar printables will also be cut, but this set will have the picture and the words detached from each other, so when you put both sets together, you will have 3 parts (picture with words, picture alone and words alone).
Now that you are set, you are ready to use these hungry caterpillar printables as free or as structured as you want. If you want to know exactly how 3-part cards are to be used formally, as The Montessori Method would, please read this step-by-step tutorial.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Free Printables
You can use the very hungry caterpillar printables inspired by the children’s book for what they are, 3-part cards, but you can also use them in other ways. These cards can be used as flashcards to learn to read, you can use them for kids to use as templates to free draw or trace the images. You can also use these Eric Carle hungry caterpillar printables to teach your kids to write or to help them practice their penmanship!
Very Hungry Caterpillar Printable
Alright, are you ready to get your super awesome the very hungry caterpillar printable set?! Yes? Cool! To get this hungry caterpillar printable, all you have to do is type your name and email address in the box below and then check your inbox. The PDF file will be right there waiting for you! Enjoy!
More Inspired The Hungry Caterpillar Activities
Loved this? Why not make it a unit?! Get the entire set here!
Awesome Caterpillar Activity Bundle
This hungry caterpillar printable bundle includes:
- 3-part cards with storybook vocabulary and images
- Bingo game with 4 game cards and stack of 40 playing cards
- Caterpillar and food to make a 3D diorama and Sensory Bin!
- Handwriting practice and coloring books
- Vocabulary word search page
- Eight pages of cutting practice (straight lines, curvy lines, zigzag lines, circles, other shapes and spiral)
- Story word wheel craft
I highly recommend reading this beautiful, funny and rich story to begin the lesson. It is the kind of book that kids love reading again and again. If you own a copy, you’ll know what I am talking about. This awesome bundle of 7 sets are inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar and is printable, so you can save the PDF file and print out what you need, when you need it.
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