Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Meet Munchy the Hungry Caterpillar!

Little Munchy Caterpillar is so hungry he eats all day long. Here is a fun file folder game that helps Munchy keep track of how much he is munching!

Caterpillar and Leaf File folder Math Game

Rhyme: Munchy Caterpillar by Debbie Hasbrook M.Ed.


Materials needed: file folder, caterpillar, leaves, construction paper, glue, markers, scissors, contact paper or laminate.



Cut out 21 small leaves. You can have the children do this, buy stickers, or you can purchase silk leaves at the variety store. Back and laminate to make them sturdy. Store them in a zip lock bag.


Cut out branches, draw them in, or use pipe cleaners, or real branches. Place in different directions on the page.

Right side of file folder
Write in numbers around the page. You could also use number stickers.

Laminate or contact paper the whole file without the leaves.

How to play: Say the rhyme and let the children choose a number. Let them count out the correct number of leaves and place them next to the number. Repeat until all the numbers are filled with yummy leaves.
Extension activity: Play this game during circle time. Have the children pretend to munch up the number of leaves chosen. Repeat.

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