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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Bundles

Less planning, more learning! Save time preparing super fun ESL lessons with The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

♦ Hours of fun, dynamic activities that you can use NOT ONLY with the Very Hungry Caterpillar story, but also in any lessons on food, the butterfly lifecycle or days of the week.

♦ Flexible materials and activities for 6-10 lessons.

♦ Perfect for mixed age groups or to use across a range of levels.

♦ Pick and choose the activities you want. All the activities are great value at around €1 - €2, with bigger and bigger discounts the more you buy.

♦ Get ALL the activities for just €13.90!

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Flashcards and game cards

Perfect for a whole host of whole class, small group and pair practice of your target language.

The Hungry Caterpillar Flashcards and Game Cards cover. Flashcards and game cards. Includes flashcards, matching cards and mini-cards. Includes food, days of the week, key story stages and characters. Includes game suggestions. Have fun playing games with these Hungry Caterpillar flashcards and game cards sets.

♦ Help your young learners learn food, days, lifecycle and story language from the Hungry Caterpillar story in a fun, dynamic way.

♦ Try out the included game ideas for interactive practice and easy learning.

♦ A choice of three card types provide plenty of learning opportunities so your esl kids never get bored.

♦ Perfect for helping you plan engaging and effective lessons so you have structure to your Hungry Caterpillar story lessons.

 

 

The Hungry Caterpillar Sequencing cards cover. Use in story retelling. Practise food, days of the week and useful story language. Use in games or make a mini-book. Kids can make their own too! Perfect for sequencing, but also for classroom games to practise food, days and story phrases in a fun way.

♦ Kids LOVE puzzling out the order of the story with these attractive card sets.

♦ Includes black and white versions so they can create their own copies too!

♦ Increase engagement and language practice by using them in small group card games. See the included activity suggestions!

 

 

Interactive storytelling and retelling

While you can incorporate retelling with any of the resources on this page, these resources are more specifically designed for retelling and manipulating the story.

Your ESL young learners will acquire more language from the story with multiple retellings. The resources below are super helpful for allowing you to do this in dynamic and fun ways. Empower your young learners to tell the story for themselves (or even add their own unique twist on it!)

The Hungry Caterpillar Finger Puppets. Practise colours. Use in drama games and story retelling. Great for fine motor skills practice. These fun Hungry Caterpillar finger puppets are perfect for retelling the story and stimulating play and English practice.

♦ A dynamic and engaging craft to practise story language and use in story retelling.

♦ Includes blank butterfly templates – design your own patterns!

♦ Includes useful activity suggestions to give you plenty of ideas for how to use them in engaging practice activities.

 

 

The Hungry Caterpillar Mini-books cover. Includes 5 different template types in each set (7 or 11 story stages). Easy to choose your skills focus. Use across a wide range of age groups and levels. Engage your ESL young learners in this integrated skills practice with Hungry Caterpillar mini-books. A whole book from just one sheet of paper!

♦ Easy to cater to different abilities and skills focus by choosing from an amazing 9 different templates.

♦ Ideal for practising sequencing skills and at the same time consolidating language from the song/story.

♦ A fun and interactive way to incorporate story retelling, and bring English outside the classroom.

♦ Includes super useful activity procedures and learning objectives to make planning easy.

 

 

The Hungry Caterpillar Simplified Digital Story with audio COVER. Digital interactive story. Simplified story with audio for ESL/EFL Tells the story in a simplified way, AND you have the option to let kids listen independently on ANY device.

  • ‘Click to play’ so that they can read before they listen to check, or listen and follow along.
  • So easy to bring English outside the classroom. Share with parents and they can listen at home.
  • Adapted into present tense and simplifies noun phrases. Easy for ESL kids to acquire useful language.
  • Hosted on Boomlearning – It’s easy to create a free account. You have the option to send fast links or assign the activity so you get immediate feedback on individual progress.
 
Try the Playable Preview to get a better idea of how it works.
 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Listen and Choose Digital Cards cover. Use on any digital device. Great for independent practice! Practise useful story language. Practise literacy skills. Engaging digital task cards that get ESL kids practising listening skills while learning useful story language.

♦ Includes 22 cards organised into 3 sets: fruit + days of week; Saturday food items; key story events

♦ Listen then choose from a choice of 4 images.

♦ Works on ANY digital device.

♦ Use for independent practise or in the classroom.

 

Try the Playable Preview to get a better idea of how it works.

 
 

The Hungry Caterpillar Simplified PowerPoint Story cover. Special adapted for ESL/EFL learners. Tell the story in a dynamic way. Use in games, sequencing and storytelling. Perfect for ESL learners, this version of the story is super easy for your children to understand and learn.

♦ Helps you tell the story in an alternative way. Use as well as or instead of the book to incorporate multiple retellings without your kids ever getting bored.

♦ Great for big groups or online. Everyone can see. No peering or jostling to see the pages!

♦ Print in small cards and use in sequencing and story retelling.

♦ Play vocabulary games with the key language in the engaging images.

 

 

Worksheets with a twist

Printables that are perfect for introducing and practising key food, colours, numbers and useful story phrases. Follow the activity suggestions for dynamic ways to work on receptive and productive skills. Not just boring worksheets!

The Hungry Caterpillar Folding Find and Stick Craft cover. Practise food vocabulary. Use in story retelling. Includes colour and black and white. A simple and effective way to activate food vocabulary and language from the story in a dynamic way.

♦ No stress craft fun that beats a worksheet any day!

♦ Easy to differentiate for higher and lower levels.

♦ Useful activity suggestions give you plenty of ideas to increase interaction, engagement and learning AND give you ideas for incorporating story retelling.

 

 
 

The Hungry Caterpillar Do you like - Find and Stick cover. Talk about likes and dislikes. Practise food vocabulary. ncludes templates in colour and black and white. A super effective and engaging way to get your ESL young learners expressing their likes/dislikes while learning food vocabulary.

♦ Easy to differentiate for different levels and ages.

♦ Choose colour, black and white or a mix of both!

♦ Useful activity suggestions give you plenty of ideas to increase interaction, engagement and learning AND give you ideas for incorporating story retelling.

 

 

The Hungry Caterpillar Colour by Number sheets cover. Practise colours and numbers. Practise number recognition. Includes 3 template types with 2 different levels. Your ESL young learners will love learning colour and number vocabulary in a memorable way with these differentiated worksheets.

♦ Choose a longer or shorter caterpillar to vary the difficulty easily.

♦ Easily incorporate literacy skills with the read, colour and find options.

♦ Useful activity suggestions give you plenty of ideas to increase interaction, engagement and learning.

 

 

The Hungry Caterpillar Colouring sheets cover. Practise food and colour vocabulary. Use in story retelling. Includes 4 different pictures. Engaging Hungry Caterpillar colouring sheets that are perfect for fun practice of colour and food vocabulary from the story.

♦ Choose from 4 different sheets to easily differentiate according to ability, age group, and vocabulary focus.

♦ Work on sequencing with the food sheets.

♦ Useful activity suggestions give you plenty of ideas to increase interaction, engagement and learning AND give you ideas for incorporating story retelling.

 

 

Butterfly Lifecycle Craft cover. Learn about the butterfly lifecycle in a fun way. Includes 4 different templates. Integrated skills. A fun way for ESL kids to learn about the butterfly lifecycle with this easy but effective craft.

♦ Use independently or alongside The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

♦ Easy to differentiate for different levels. Choose tracing words or full stage sentences.

♦ Perfect for turning into mobiles and making an attractive class display.

♦ Useful activity suggestions make lesson planning easy, and give you lots of ideas for language practice.

 

 

Games to make and play

All of these can be made to play before your class, but they are also fantastic for integrating even more language practice because the kids can make their own copies. Super useful for bringing English outside the classroom – your young learners will be so excited to play these at home with their families.

The Hungry Caterpillar Board Games and craft. 5 game variations for different levels and skills. 3 different game procedures. Practise food and story language. Your ESL kids will have so much fun and English practice with these Hungry Caterpillar board games!

♦ A super interactive way to practise food vocabulary AND useful language from the story.

♦ Give your young learners even more English speaking practice with the create your own game versions. They’ll play at home with their families too!

♦ Choose from 5 variations to easily differentiate for different levels – includes literacy practice option too!

♦ Useful activity suggestions make lesson planning easy, and give you lots of ideas for different ways to play.

 

 

The Hungry Caterpillar Digital Board Games. 6 different games with audio. 6 digital board games that are perfect for online teaching OR for a fun classroom activity

♦ A super interactive way to practise food vocabulary AND useful language from the story.

♦ Includes 3 game types: picture boards, drag and drop to text boards and colouring boards to use with your favourite paint software.

♦ Easy to differentiate for level. Choose ‘only fruit and vegetable’ boards OR ‘all story food’ boards.

♦ Useful activity suggestions make lesson planning easy, and give you lots of ideas for different ways to play.

 

 

Simple and super effective slides you can print and use online or face to face in fun games.

  • 3 different mats to focus on different vocabulary: fruit only, all food vocabulary, story event images.
  • Includes fun game ideas to help your ESL kids learn the vocabulary and phrases in a fun interactive way.
  • Encourages independence by facilitating pair and group work. Everyone can particpate easily.
 

You’ll also get the below bonus PowerPoint games in the Hungry Caterpillar Activities Bundle:

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Not sure how many resources you need?

Of course it depends on your particular context, but I’d like to give you an idea of how I’ve used them across multiple levels, lessons and age groups. Below are a couple of sample 6 lesson maps with the resources.

Note: Another important point worth mentioning is that I also use some of these resources independently rather than alongside the story.

3 to 5 years (also suitable for older children new to English)

Lesson 1: Colouring sheets; Flashcards and game cards; Storytelling with book or PowerPoint story

Lesson 2: Folding find and stick craft; Flashcards and game cards; Storytelling with book or PowerPoint story

Lesson 3: “Do you like..? Find and tick craft; Digital simplified story; Flashcards and game cards

Lesson 4: Sequencing cards (games); Mini-book; Storytelling

Lesson 5: Food vocabulary PowerPoint games; Board games (Digital or print); Storytelling

Lesson 6: Finger puppets (pre-cut holes) or Butterfly lifecycle craft; Drama roleplay

6 to 9 years (also suitable for younger children with 2+ years of English)

Lesson 1: Colour by number sheets; Flashcards and game cards; Storytelling with book or PowerPoint story

Lesson 2: “Do you like..?” Find and Stick craft; Splat Mats; Storytelling with book or PowerPoint story

Lesson 3: Sequencing cards (games or make and play); Mini-books; Digital Simplified story

Lesson 4: Food vocabulary PowerPoint games; Board games (Digital or print); Storytelling

Lesson 5: Finger puppets or Butterfly lifecycle craft; Drama roleplay

Lesson 6: Listen and Choose Digital cards; Learning stations with game cards, sequencing cards, story, board game and other crafts.

What’s more, each resource includes different templates so you can differentiate for different levels or repeat the story across year groups but using different templates.

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Frequently asked questions

Yes, of course! Maybe you have the time and enjoy creating things, but it has to be said that being a young learner teacher can involve a HUGE amount of extra work making materials. Give yourself a break!

All my materials have been tried and tested in the classroom. As well as having almost 20 years of teaching experience, I am also a qualified trainer for the Trinity TYLEC (Teaching Young Learners Extension Certificate), so you can rely on the quality.

Yes! There are a range of templates to choose from within each resource so it’s super-easy to differentiate. The included Activity Suggestions will also give you ideas about how you can conduct the activity so each child can work (play!) to their full potential.

Definitely! (You knew I would say that!) No, but seriously speaking, I started making these resources for just one class but I’ve now used them several times over. I’ve even used them with the same groups in subsequent years, because the different templates allow me to vary the activity and language focus.

It’s also easily possible to use many of resources independently of the story when working on food or lifecycles.

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