The Very Hungry Caterpillar Story Sequencing Activity


This Very Hungry Caterpillar storybook inspired sequencing activity is a fun and creative way to teach young children how to order events and re-tell a story!  Teach sequencing skills with this most loved children's storybook with your preschool- 2nd grade students. 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar sequencing

Our latest Bookspiration theme was insects, so we chose to make an activity to go along with one of the most popular insects we know-- The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  

I'm sure you have read it at least once!  It is a lovely story following the transformation of a caterpillar to a butterfly, who loves to eat!  The way it is written makes it a wonderful children's book to use while working on story sequencing with your preschool or kindergarten aged kiddo.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Sequencing

Your child will have fun re-telling this classic children's book with our  Very Hungry Caterpillar Story Stick.

To prep the activity, you'll need:

How to Make Your Very Hungry Caterpillar Sequencing Stick

Begin prepping your caterpillar story stick by painting a paint stir stick green. 

Print and laminate the Story Sequence Printable.

Cut out each circle and the caterpillar head.

While the caterpillar story stick is drying, glue each laminated circle to a clothespin.

Once the paint has dried fully, glue the caterpillar head onto the story stick.

Now it looks like a very thin {and long} caterpillar!

very hungry caterpillar sequencing

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Sequencing Activity In Action

Read The Very Hungry Caterpillar to your child.

After reading have your child re-tell the story by clipping on the story sequence circles onto the caterpillar body.

This is such a wonderful way to work on fine motor skills, too!

Alternatively, you could have your child clip the story circles on as you read.

the very hungry caterpillar sequencing idea

Enjoy this fun, hands-on The Very Hungry Caterpillar Sequencing Activity!

very hungry caterpillar sequencing paint stick activity

And if you have another paint stick lying around, you might like this Race to 20 Math Game!


>> Download the Very Hungry Caterpillar Sequencing Printable <<

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See 30 More Fine Motor Activities Inspired by Children's Books here!

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  1. Hi,
    I love this activity and I need this story sequence printable but I couldn't dowload it. Please send it to me. I need it so much.

  2. This was an amazing activity!! I linked it on my blog post about making it with my grandson!


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