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!

Fun with Hungry Caterpillar sequencing cards

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!

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What will my students learn?

You have flexibility to choose your language and skills practice, according to your group of learners. For your youngest learners, you’ll focus more on receptive skills so that they can listen and identify the correct images, or follow along with a storytelling.

However, you can also identify phrases and vocabulary you want to focus on. Your higher level learners can work towards retelling the story in pairs.

Below are some of the language points you can choose from.

Principal vocabulary

  • Food: apple, pear, plum, strawberry, orange, chocolate cake, icecream, pickle, cheese, salami, lollipop, apple pie, sausage, cupcake, watermelon, leaf
  • Days of the week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Additional vocabulary, phrases and structures

Present simple 3rd person (adapted story):

e.g. On (Monday) it eats one apple.

Past simple

e.g. On Wednesday it ate three plums.


Story phrases

  • The sun comes up.
  • It is very hungry.
  • It is still hungry.
  • It has a stomachache.
  • On (Monday) it eats (one apple).
  • It isn’t a little caterpillar. It’s a big, fat caterpillar.
  • It makes a house for itself called a cocoon.
  • It stays inside for two weeks then it pushes and pushes.
  • Now it is a beautiful butterfly.

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…

What’s first, second? What comes next? Is this before? No, this comes after.

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!

You can easily build a fun and engaging lesson around this resource. Add in a storytelling. If you don’t have the book, you can use a video or the powerpoint on the Very Hungry Caterpillar Story Resource Page. Play with sequencing the cards, get them to make their own cards in an interactive way, and play in a range of games (ideas included in the activity suggestions). Fun!

You can certainly find some free worksheets out there, but 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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