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Teaching counting to your preschoolers? The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is a fantastic book to teach numbers and counting to your pre-k or kindergarten class.

 

Today, I have a free counting puzzles printable based on this popular book that you can print and use in your class or at home to help your children recognise and match numerals and number words to the quantity of a group of objects.

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar free counting puzzles printable for preschool, pre-k or kindergarten classThe Very Hungry Caterpillar free counting puzzles printable for preschool, pre-k or kindergarten class

 

This free set includes printable for numerals and number words 1 to 10. I suggest printing these on card stock paper and laminating them so that they will last longer. You can also paste them on cardboard before cutting them out if you want it to be more like real puzzles.

 

Click the link below to download this awesome free printable.

 

 

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Free Counting Puzzles Printable

 

Also available for download is The Very Hungry Caterpillar Bundle Set, which consists of 92 pages of printable, worksheets and activities on various math, literacy and science concepts. Click on the picture below to find out more and to get your copy.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities BundleThe Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Bundle

 

 

 

 

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Download free pattern strips to let your preschool, pre-k or kindergarten kids practice to extend or continue AB, AAB, ABB, AABB and ABC patterns based on the story 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle.

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar free patterning printable for preschool, pre-k or kindergarten classThe Very Hungry Caterpillar free patterning printable for preschool, pre-k or kindergarten class

 

This free set includes 18 patterns strips that you simply have to print on card stock paper and laminate. The printable is great to be put into your math center to let your children practice patterning.

 

Click the link below to download the free printable.

 

 

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Free Patterning Strips Printable

 

Also available for download is The Very Hungry Caterpillar Bundle Set, which consists of 92 pages of printable, worksheets and activities on various math, literacy and science concepts. Click on the picture below to find out more and to get your copy.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities BundleThe Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Bundle

 

 

 

 

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Download free food cards based on the story 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' for comparing size and length activities for preschool, pre-k or kindergarten children.

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar free size and length comparison printable for preschool, pre-k or kindergarten classThe Very Hungry Caterpillar free size and length comparison printable for preschool, pre-k or kindergarten class

 

There are four different ways you can use these printable with your kids.

 

1. From each food item pick out two pictures of different sizes (big and small). Let the children sort all the food items into two groups: small and big.

Big and small activity for preschool, pre-kBig and small activity for preschool, pre-k

 

 

2. Pick a picture of a food item and ask the children to find items from the same food group that are bigger or smaller than the chosen picture (e.g. can you find a bigger/ smaller apple?)

 

3. Get children to order each food items from smallest to biggest or vice versa. You can adjust the level of difficulty by letting children to sort from a group of three items and increase the number of items to make it more challenging.

Ordering size from smallest to biggest preschool activityOrdering size from smallest to biggest preschool activity

 

4. There are pictures of caterpillars of different lengths on the last page. You can use this printable to let the children order the caterpillars from the shortest to the longest.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar length comparison printable for preschool, pre-k or kindergartenThe Very Hungry Caterpillar length comparison printable for preschool, pre-k or kindergarten

 

Click the link below to download the free printable.

 

 

 

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Free Comparing Size and Length Printable

 

Also available for download is The Very Hungry Caterpillar Bundle Set, which consists of 92 pages of printable, worksheets and activities on various math, literacy and science concepts. Click on the picture below to find out more and to get your copy.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities BundleThe Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Bundle

 

 

 

 

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