Here are some caterpillar/butterfly books we enjoyed over this past week! Below that you will find a list of caterpillar activities you can do with minimal prep!
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
- A classic Eric Carle Book. Here is an official Hungry Caterpillar Coloring page!
- Ten Little Caterpillars by Bill Martin Jr.
- Ten Wiggly, Wriggly Caterpillars by Tiger Tales
- Waiting for Wings by Lois Elhert
- I’m a Caterpillar by Jean Marzollo
- Interesting, but not too many words. Good for very young children.
- National Geographic: Caterpillar to Butterfly
- This is an early reader book. Informative. Interesting. Great Photographs!
- National Geographic: Caterpillar to Butterfly Board Book
- Beautiful photographs. Great for very young children.
- A Butterfly is Patient by Dianna Aston
- Beautiful illustrations!
- Are You a Butterfly? by Judy Allen
- We love this series! It includes others such as Are You an Ant? Are you a Ladybug? and many others. The illustrations are beautiful and the format is engaging!
- My, Oh My, a Butterfly by Tish Rabe
- This is another book in the Cat in the Hat Knows a lot about that series. It reads like a Dr. Seuss book and is filled with lots of interesting information.
- Caterpillars, Bugs, and Butterflies by Mel Boring
- This is a field guide to help you identify caterpillars (and other bugs) that you might find in your back yard.
- From Caterpillar to Butterfly by Deborah Heiligman
- Somehow we got the huge library story time version of this book when we requested it. Ha!
Here is a printable list of caterpillar books to take to the library!
- Print off these FREE Alphabet Coloring Sheets (variety pack) for coloring or stickering.
- Try these Upper and Lower Case Dot-a-Dot sheets that include a letter recognition portion.
- Create your own C is for caterpillar page to paint. We love watercolors at this age!
- See if you can find any caterpillars. Research to see what they become. Look on the top of leaves for holes/chew marks. If you see that, flip the leaf over! There may be a caterpillar underneath.
- Catch a caterpillar and watch it turn into a moth or butterfly. *Be sure to be careful of poisonous caterpillars.
- Try to draw any caterpillars you find.
- Draw or color the life cycle of a caterpillar
- Act out the life cycle of a caterpillar: Be… an egg on a leaf. A caterpillar emerging from the egg. A tiny caterpillar eating lots of food. A tiny caterpillar becoming bigger and bigger. A caterpillar becoming a chrysalis. The chrysalis splitting open. The butterfly emerging and drying out its wings. A butterfly flying from flower to flower to find nectar. A butterfly laying eggs on a new leaf.
- Do The Very Hungry Caterpillar Yoga at Cosmic Kids Yoga!
- Make a thumbprint caterpillar
Happy Reading! Let me know which of these was your favorite! Did you find any caterpillars?