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.

The Hungry Caterpillar Flashcards and game cards

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.

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What will my ESL young learners learn?

These Hungry Caterpillar flashcards and game cards can be used to practise all the vocabulary, but you can also use them to practise useful phrases from the story and structures you’re working on. You can even use them to practise sequencing skills and story retelling.

The text cards can help you work on reading and spelling with older learners. They’re helpful as a support for writing activities too.

See vocabulary included on the cards and other structures you can focus on below:


  • 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
  • Butterfly lifecycle: an egg on a leaf, caterpillar, coccon, butterfly
  • Key story vocab: the moon, the sun, a fat caterpillar, a sick caterpillar

Additional phrases and structures

While not essential, you may want to help your learners acquire and/or use the following phrases and structures:

Expressing likes/dislikes:

e.g. What food do you like? Do you like (apples)? Yes, I do. No, I don’t. I like…, I don’t like…

Present simple 3rd person (adapted story):

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

Expressing desires

e.g. I want to eat (an apple). I’d like to eat (two pears).

Classroom language

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… Where’s the witch? Here it is! It’s here. Where does this go? Like this?

Whose turn is it? It’s my turn. It’s your turn. Let’s play. Can we start? Let’s go!

Can I have..? Here you are. Thank you. You’re welcome. I’m finished. We’re 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! With lower levels you may choose to work on a fewer number of items at a time, and with higher levels you can stretch them with the whole gambit.

These card sets aren’t designed to be used for a whole lesson, but they can certainly be used across a complete series of lessons on the story. You can even use them in other topic based lessons.

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