Welcome to our super fun set of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities! This is such a wonderful book by Eric Carle and we just can’t get enough of The Very Hungry Caterpillar free printables, crafts, activities and more!
In this post, we will be focusing on a great hands-on set of giant magnets and posters that you and your kids will absolutely love! So come and take a look at what we did and how we used the giant magnets.
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We first read this fantastic story. The Ver Hungry caterpillar is one of our favorite childhood books. Get your copy, read it to your kids and find out why. 🙂 The first link below is the main book that we base our activities on.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities ~ Giant Magnets
This set of giant magnets inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar children’s book is FANTASTIC! I cannot begin to tell you just how amazing these are. You get all of the magnets you see in the image below. They describe what is taking place in the story.
It is a wonderful visual on story order, the details in the illustrations and they are also perfect for teaching food names and teaching about the butterfly life cycle.
My children enjoyed splitting the set in random order amongst themselves and as I read the story, if they had the magnet that matched that part of the story, they would place it on the fridge.
It was a lot of fun pointing out the number of fruit (perfect for teaching littles the numbers 1 through 5), the colors of each food item, the names of the fruits and the other food the caterpillar ate and also the stages of the life cycle.
To get your own set (14 giant magnets) to surprise your kids with it, see the link below. Their eyes will light up at how large they are and how fun they are to use. You will love the high quality that they are and how durable they are, especially with little hands handling them regularly.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities ~ Giant Posters
Now, prepare yourself to see the most amazing tool that I have found for making The Very Hungry Caterpillar a wonderful learning experience. Do you think that The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a book only for young children? Not anymore! This wonderful activity yields for older children to use this beautiful story for learning purposes.
Take a look at these giant posters! Aren’t they amazing? Children gasped in awe when I showed them at homeschool co-op. This kit comes with 36 giant posters, so we used them at home and we also used them at our homeschool co-op. My 2nd and 3rd graders LOVED it!
This poster is a great opportunity for a writing prompt activity. Not only do they get to share their favorite parts of the story, but they also get to color, draw, practice public speaking and write! It was so much fun looking through all of the kids’ posters.
They got so creative and I enjoyed listening to them share about their posters, their favorite foods from the story, their favorite part of the story and more. We had a wonderful time and they didn’t even know that they were learning and practicing so many skills in one!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ Necklace Craft KitColor Your Own “All About The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ By Eric Carle” PostersThe Very Hungry Caterpillar™ Roll StickersColor Your Own Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar™” CrownsThe Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities ~ Giant Magnets and Posters Learning Activities
This lesson took us one hour total (reading the story, using the magnets, making the posters and sharing out loud) in a group of 10 2nd and 3rd graders. They didn’t want it to end! And they were so excite that they got to take their posters home. I highly, highly recommend these giant magnets and posters!
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