The Very Hungry Caterpillar is full of useful vocabulary for children – days of the week, food names, numbers… Children can use this vocabulary to create their own stories – for instance, “What I ate this week” (“On Monday, I ate fried rice. On Tuesday, I ate chicken.”), making it nice and personal to them. But to begin with, they can trace over the words, fill in gaps, or repeat phrases in mini books, allowing them to become more familiar with the vocabulary before they produce it themselves.
Mini book instructions here.
Update: You can download a PDF of all the mini books here – updated to have just three penmanship lines, instead of four as in the mini books below.
Update: You can download a PDF in 8.5″ x 11″ format here: Very Hungry Caterpillar mini books 8.5 x 11
Mini book: trace names of fruit and draw a picture:
Mini book: look at the picture, write the correct name:
Mini book: trace and draw the names of food:
Mini book: students look at the picture and write the words:
Mini books to practise days of the week: