The Hungry Caterpillar Colouring sheets cover. Practise food and colour vocabulary. Use in story retelling. Includes 4 different pictures.

Fun with Hungry Caterpillar Colouring sheets

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.

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What will my ESL young learners learn?

Follow the included Activity Suggestions for interactive ways to practise listening and speaking skills.

There is a lot of language you can practise too that goes beyond what you see in the images. See the possbilities below:

Principal vocabulary

  • Food: apple, pear, plum, strawberry, orange, chocolate cake, icecream, pickle, cheese, salami, lollipop, apple pie, sausage, cupcake, watermelon, leaf
  • Colours: black, white, green, yellow, purple, blue, pink, red, orange, brown, grey, multi- coloured / multi-colored


Structures + Functions

Present simple 3rd person (adapted story):

e.g. It eats (3 plums). It is/isn’t hungry. It makes a house.



Classroom language

Where’s the…? It’s here. It’s there. Is it…? Yes, it is. No, it isn’t. What is it? It’s a.. It’s…

Can you find the…? I can see a… Can I have..? Here you are. Thank you. You’re welcome. Colours, crayons, pens, pencils, glue, scissors. I’m finished.

What do teachers say about the resources?

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! They work great for mixed aged groups and different abilities because they come with different templates AND different suggestions with how to use the resource. No time wasted on adapting different worksheets!

The provided activity suggestions give you plenty of ideas to create a fun and engaging lesson for your young learners. Add in the storytelling with the book or video, and a vocabulary game or two, and you’re ready to go!
Check out The Very Hungry Caterpillar Story Resource page for ideas and resources.

You can certainly find some free colouring sheets out there, but it’ll be tough to find ones that exactly match the vocabulary in the story, or include teaching ideas and procedures. I can guarantee your young learners will be much more excited to create this. Engaged and motivated children make for a happy lesson (and teacher!)

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