We’re learning about letters today with a little inspiration from author Eric Carle. See how quickly you can create this hungry caterpillar lacing letters activity. Adding an element from a book can create a hands on opportunity for your child to learn.
Caterpillar Lacing Letters
- colored construction paper or scrapbook paper
- whole puncher
- yarn or ribbon
- outline of letters
- outline of caterpillar minimized (Click here for coloring sheet)
- OR green playdough or airclay hardened in shape of caterpillar
- Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
- Contact Paper or Packaging Tape
- Optional use cardboard for letters for stability
(Or if you have foam letters that are starting to wear down you could punch holes in those)
Create a holes on each alphabet letter for the caterpillar to go through. I would encourage you to do this with your child.
It’s a terrific activity to help build those hand muscles needed for cutting and writing. Plus you’re acting out the idea of a caterpillar eating the letters.
Cut out circles and attached to mini clothespin to create a caterpillar.
Caterpillar Lacing Letters Activity Extensions
Eric Carle Book Activities
Eric Carle Themed Virtual Book Club Activities
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- The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities: Letter Sorts Growing Book by Book
- DIY Mixed Up Beads by Mama Miss
- 3 Very Hungry Caterpillar Inspired Scavenger Hunts via Inspiration Laboratories
- Easy Very Hungry Caterpillar Fine Motor Skills Activity by Lalymom
- Very Hungry Caterpillar Puzzles via Playdough to Plato
- Two Flower Crafts – The Tiny Seed by 3 Dinosaurs
- Days of the Week by Rainy Day Mum
- 30 Ideas for an Eric Carle Themed Playdate by The Educators’ Spin On It