The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle

This story is about a small, very hungry caterpillar who eats and eats until he becomes a very big caterpillar who builds a cocoon. After he stays in his cocoon for awhile, he then turns into a beautiful and colorful butterfly. I find that this book would be great to implement into a Kindergarten classroom because of its simplicity and its colorful illustrations. If I were to use this with my students, I would have them color in pictures of the different foods the caterpillar eats and as I read the book to them (probably for the second time) I would have them place the foods in order of how the caterpillar eats them. Then, we would go over the order of how they are supposed to go just to ensure that everyone has them correctly lined up. Next, I would have the students glue the pictures of the food onto a caterpillar cutout in the correct order. This would allow students to practice their listening skills and would even be a simple way to give them practice with their sequencing skills.