Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Interactive Re-telling Book Is Finally Here!

After 2 Years, I FINALLY Created My Most Requested Product!

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Teachers have been asking me for over two years where they can buy the interactive Very Hungry Caterpillar book they have seen at my presentation. Well, I finally created it in both color and in black & white!


If you copy the color version, it is perfect for the teacher to use to re-create the story of the The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle. It will also make a wonderful addition to your classroom library.

(Be sure to cut out the white circles so your puppet or stuffed caterpillar can pass through the opening.)

But it is the black & white copy that will have the most value. 

Here is how it works:
-Introduce the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle and discuss the various parts of the book as well as the life cycle of butterflies.
-Create a caterpillar sock puppet (or use a stuffed caterpillar or a commercially sold caterpillar puppet) and re-tell the story using the color version of my interactive Hungry Caterpillar book. Make sure to cut out the holes on pages 3-9. Allow your caterpillar puppet to slip through the holes on the pages as you re-tell the story.

-Use the link included in the directions, and have your students make caterpillar sock puppets. 

I had students bring in socks from The Dollar Store. Only half of the students needed to bring in socks for the entire class to have one. 
-Using the butterfly template in the set, have your students use crayons and watercolor paints to create a crayon resist design on the butterfly. Allow the butterflies to dry and have your students cut along the square surrounding the butterfly. Have them fold their butterfly several times and place it inside their caterpillar sock puppet. 

-Copy the black & white version of the interactive re-telling book on white cardstock or white construction paper for each student and have them color the illustrations.

-Students should partner read (or buddy up with a partner class) to share their interactive re-telling books along, with their sock puppets, with a partner. They should allow their sock puppets to slide through the holes on pages 3-9 and they should remove the hidden butterfly from their sock puppet at the end of the story to reveal its beautiful colors. 

Science Link:  You can also have your students cut out the images of the butterfly's life cycle and glue them onto the correct spaces on the worksheet provided in the set. 

Your students will LOVE re-telling this familiar story, they will develop oral language skills, reinforce skills such as sequence of events, speaking in complete sentences, and re-telling familiar stories.And they will look forward to taking home their interactive re-telling book and sock puppets to share the story with their families. 

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You can grab your copy of The Hungry Caterpillar Re-telling Book by CLICKING HERE


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