Tuesday, 8 November 2011

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Story Props



Such a simple way to create a story telling prop to accompany The Very Hungry Caterpillar book. Simply cover a Pringles tin with some plain paper, stick and cut out (or print out of the caterpillar on to the tin- if you want the caterpillar on pdf message me) and cut out a slot for the mouth big enough that you can post milk bottle caps in.


Stick pictures of each of the food items onto the milk caps (I drew mine but you could print out the ones below from TES you need to join but that's free)
It's not possible to see from the photos above, but I added a brown cocoon shape to back. When the caterpillar had ate all his food and slept for a while I opened the lid and pulled out a butterfly finger puppet I'd put in earlier.

Let me know if you make this I'd love to hear how it goes.
Post Edit: Due to several requests you can now DOWNLOAD the caterpillar and Cocoon






56 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I love this.

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  2. Awesome! I have been trying to find something cute (and within my preschool budget) for this book for years--literally. Thanks!

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  3. Oh this is neat. Have pinned it :-)

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  4. Absolutely love it! Can you post a photo of the butterfly? Also, how can I get the pdf of the caterpillar you made? It is so adorable!!!!

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  5. Thank all for you amazing comments, when you have made this please show me a pic!

    Unknown: The butterfly is simply one a bought a while back, but is now unavialible http://pinterest.com/pin/482741081, but any finger puppet or toy will do. We have also made butterflies, which you could use but maybe use fabric or coffee filters to make the wings stronger: http://alljoinin.blogspot.com/2011/08/kkitchen-towel-butterflies.html

    I have now added a pdf with the cocoon and butterfly to alljoinin.net: http://www.alljoinin.net/All_Join_In/CLL_prints_files/hungry%20caterpilar%20pringles.pdf

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  6. Thanks! I am not sure what I did to end up as "Unknown" rather than me!

    Nanci

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  7. This is fantastic I will definitely have to try this! Do you still have the caterpillar pdf?

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  8. Replied above with added PDF link!

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  9. wahhh ! great idea . i read that book to my kids. sure gonna b lots of fun !
    may i have d caterpillar pdf please . TQ
    kathy

    kathy4558@yahoo.com.au

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  10. Great activity! I made this to use in the upcoming school year. Keep the great ideas coming! I am starting an Eric Carle series tomorrow in celebration of his birthday. I have included this activity along with others...check it out!

    www.teachersland.com

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  11. I made your story retelling prop for The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I thought it was genius. I wrote a short blog post about it here: www.mandyssummer.blogspot.com

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  12. I am so excited to try this with my kiddos! thanks

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  13. I would LOVE to use this with my preschool class! When i click on the link I get an error message. Would you be willing to e-mail it to me stouferj@gmail.com? Thank you!

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  14. Hi! I received an error message as well. Will really appreciate it if you are willing to email it to me at jia_en28@hotmail.com! Thank you! :)

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  15. I also tried to download the caterpillar and the cocoon and received an error message. If you could email me the file, I would really appreciate it. Thank you so much! Magena22@yahoo.com

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  16. Hi -- I, too, am trying to download the caterpillar and cacoon (and the food). If it's possible to email it to me, I'd be so grateful.
    heathermichelleanderson@gmail.com
    Thanks so much!! :)

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  18. I too am getting the error message when trying to download the caterpillar and cacoon. I followed the link to TES, signed-up, and tried to search for the food page, but, am unable to find it. Do you remember the name of the document? Thanks for all your help! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! zumbakrisha@gmail.com

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  19. Hi, could please send me the caterpillar and the coocon for printout, thank you so much! Great idea!
    my E-Mail: sjmarti@online.de

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  20. Hello, please send the file to me as well at julie.le@epsb.ca

    Thank you so much.

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  21. Hi! LOVE this idea..we are having a hungry caterpillar party next weekend. Any chance you could email me the firle for the caterpillar and cocoon? I would be eternally grateful! jacquiphysio@hotmail.com

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  22. hi, I love this idea as well!! I want to do it for storytime at my library. Would you mind emailing me the template for the caterpillar and cocoon? Thanks so much!! brookewgarner31@gmail.com

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  23. Hi
    I do teacher training workshops. I am writing to ask permission to use the photo of the Very Hungry Caterpillar pringles can I'd also like the PDF of the caterpillar, please. I will credit your site and provide your URL.
    Please respond to epostman3@cox.net

    I look forward to hearing from you.

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  24. I provide online training for child care provider and am presenting at an early childhood conference soon. Could you please send me the PDF version of the caterpillar and cocoon? Thank you

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  25. Hello! I also would like to have the PDF please could you sent it to me at maythem72@gmail.com THANKS

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  26. Hi, I'm a childminder and currently have a little boy who loves the very hungry caterpillar and posting things so this activity will be right up his street. Please can you send me a copy of the caterpillar and cocoon to dawnslittlestars@btinternet.com ? Thank you

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  27. Hi, I am an ECSE teacher and would love to use this in my classroom. Would you please send me a copy to clay@godwinschools.org? I really appreciate it!
    Thank you for sharing. :)

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  28. Hello! Can I have the PDF for the caterpillar and cocoon too, please? :)
    xuelezealot@gmail.com

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  29. Hello! Can I have the PDF for the caterpillar and cocoon too, please? :) plandsberger@bhmschools.org

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  30. Hi, I tried to download your caterpillar and cocoon but it just says unavailable. Can you please message me with the pdf at khjoe@hotmail.com
    Thank you so much for taking the time to do that for me,
    Jo-anne Huxter

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  31. Hi, I tried to download your caterpillar and cocoon but it just says unavailable. Can you please message me with the pdf at khjoe@hotmail.com
    Thank you so much for taking the time to do that for me,
    Jo-anne Huxter

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  32. Hi,
    Can you email me the pdf (cbarclay3@bigpond.com) please. This idea is amazing.

    Thanks,

    Colleen

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  33. I love this idea! Can you please send me the PDF to djensen@gigisplayhouse.org
    Thank you! Denisse

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  34. Hi, i love your idea!! I tried to download your caterpillar and cocoon but it just says server unavailable. Can you please send me the PDF/file 411amina@gmail.com
    Thank you so much for taking the time to do that for me,
    Amina

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  35. Hi, i love your idea!! I tried to download your caterpillar and cocoon but it just says server unavailable. Can you please send me the PDF/file 411amina@gmail.com
    Thank you so much for taking the time to do that for me,
    Amina

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  36. Hello, All Join In!

    I want to share with you something I've made which was inspired by this post!

    http://milkandclouds.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/the-very-hungry-caterpillar-feed-tube.html

    Thank-you for your inspiration and blog. :-)

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  37. Such a great idea! I was trying to download the caterpillar cut out but the link is down! If you are still sending the PDF to people may I get a copy? jaredhsalcedo@gmail.com

    Thank you!

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  38. I would love a copy of the pdf too! Looks like many are having trouble downloading! Alevans85@gmail.com

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  39. Yep, I'm having trouble too! Could you send me the caterpillar, cocoon and butterfly please. Here's my email: carol21463@hotmail.com. Thank you!

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  41. Awesome idea! Could you also send me the caterpillar & cocoon fvumpre@yahoo.com Thanks so much!!

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  42. My children would love this concept. Please could I receive a PDF of everything as the links are not working. Many Thanks
    sophievedwards@gmail.com

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  43. Hi! Can you send me the link to jessfaulky4@gmail.com.. Can you send the caterpillar and cocoon? Thanks!

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  44. Hi, I'd also love to have the caterpillar and cocoon! Thanks!

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  45. Hello, can you please send me the link to print out the caterpillar and cocoon at valeriachavez26@gmail.com Thank you! love this idea

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  46. I can't download the images. Could u send them to me?? Momof4pinkgirls@me.com

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  47. Hi, please could you send me a copy of the PDF, as this looks like a great story prop. Many Thanks
    sarah.cassidy@parkmeadow.co.uk

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  48. Hi Could you please send me a copy of the PDF as the link isn't working. joathome3@aol.com

    Thanks

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  49. Hi,could you please send me a copy of the PDF, as this looks like a great story prop Thanks

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    1. my email is mssarah057@gmail.com thanks

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  50. Hello! Same request. I'd love a copy. We've got out pringles can and milk bottle lids ready to go.
    Email is daniellecraddock@hotmail.com.au
    Thanks so much for a wonderful idea!!

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  51. I'd love the cocoon and caterpillar file! My email is aloflin23@yahoo.com. Thanks!!

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  52. Same here-- trouble downloading! My email is emma.dearabby@gmail.com, and I'd love a copy of your creative ideas via pdf, too. Thanks in advance!

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  53. Love your creativity! May I please have the PDF with the caterpiller and cocoon for the pringles can? momofktj@aol.com

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