The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of my all-time favorite children’s books. My boys are big fans too, so I was excited to pull together a motivating Very Hungry Caterpillar sight word game that would make reading practice super fun.
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I printed The Very Hungry Caterpillar Sight Word Game (below) on cardstock to give it extra durability and make the colors really pop. (If you’ll be using it in the classroom, you may also want to laminate it.)
To make the playing pieces, I cut apart the pictures and grabbed some small binder clips. I picked up one of the pictures and attached the binder clip to its bottom. Then I squeezed the tabs to remove them from the clip – making a little stand.
I made a couple more playing pieces, grabbed a die and called my very excited boys over to play.
We always let the youngest player go first so Middle Brother picked up the die and rolled it onto the table. “A four!” he announced. He carefully moved his piece four spaces.
Since he’s still learning letter names, I pointed to each letter in the word he landed on and spelled it out loud. “Do. D-O,” I said. He carefully repeated after me.
The boys continued rolling, reading and spelling the sight words. When they landed on one of the nibbled fruits, they lost a turn.
Several exciting minutes later, Middle Brother crossed the finished line and won the game. They both immediately jumped their pieces back to START and began racing again.
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