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Hungry Caterpillar

Topic: 2B Plants and animals in the local environment

World Book Day is the biggest annual celebration of books and reading in the UK and Ireland. This activity complements the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

In this activity children will learn the life cycle of a butterfly. Children will create and label a life cycle diagram. They will use their knowledge to decide what caterpillars would eat at a Caterpillar Café.

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· what caterpillars eat

Children will demonstrate this by completing the task on page 2 successfully and extension task on page 5

· where caterpillars can be found

Children will demonstrate this by completing the task on page 2 successfully

· how one animal changes as it grows

Children will demonstrate this by completing the task on page 4 successfully

   
Web Links

Teaching Heart
The Very Hungry Caterpillar resources

Aussie SchoolHouse
Teaching resources on the butterfly life cycle

Amateur Entomologists' Society
What do caterpillars eat?

Folens
Making a caterpillar pizza

NGfL-Cymru
Part 2 concerns the life cycle of a butterfly. Interactive activity for children.

 
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Hungry Caterpillar Jun 20th, 2012     1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star 5 Star

Reviewer: Carolyn Hall
Children enjoyed going through the activities especially the caterpillar cafe as it made them think about what caterpillars ate and also that plants are not just there to look pretty but they help the caterpillar to change into a butterfly too.