Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Spring is in the air and many teachers teach about the transformation of a caterpillar to a butterfly during this season.

I wrote this song to go along with Eric Carle's lovely book, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar." It is a story that takes the reader from the caterpillar in an egg all the way to a full grown butterfly. The illustrations on each page are full of color and there is even a repetitive tag line!

Throughout the story, the caterpillar eats through many different foods as he grows. The repetitive tag line is, "But he was still hungry." This can easily be recorded onto a voice output device so all levels of students can participate in this story.

This book also intertwines counting within the story. Throughout the story, the caterpillar eats different numbers of food items, (i.e. one apple, two pears, etc.). Many different sequencing activities can also be done with this book.

<a href="">The Very Hungry Caterpillar by More with Music</a>

What other books do you like to use with children during the spring season?


  1. Thank you for this beautiful song, it's so useful!

  2. Your welcome Mireia! It's definitely one of my favorite books!