retell literacy center activity – The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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Do you love your literacy center time? I do! We have active literacy centers in our classroom like the retell center. This is how I created a ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ retell activity to go in our retell center as an option for my kindergarten students. It was a combination of drawing, printing and collecting! My kinders get to choose the book(s) they want to retell while they are at this literacy center. They read, they act, they use lots of great vocabulary and are developing fantastic reading habits all while continuing to build their love of reading.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Retell (Literacy Center Activity)

KindergartenWorks: retell literacy center activity - The Very Hungry Caterpillar

It’s one of my favorite literacy centers and we usually introduce The Very Hungry Caterpillar late in the fall.  I like using this when my students are familiar with the days of the week and can see the growing numbers pattern and when the pattern stops. Here are the props I gathered rather inexpensively (and you can too) to bring the book alive once we knew it by heart. Side note, the beanie babies were donated but I know you can easily find them at a garage sale or choose one from the plastic insects at the dollar store!

And yeah, those are some hand drawn pieces of fruit too, but I’m leaving you a set of printables. {You know I’ve got your back!} You’ll just need to cut your own holes into the foods.

Go back to read the Retell Literacy Center Directions {in case you missed it}

KindergartenWorks: retell literacy center activity - The Very Hungry Caterpillar
You can make this kindergarten activity yourself! Here are the materials you’ll need…

Materials:

More Very Hungry Caterpillar Free Printables

More Retell Literacy Center Book Activities for Kindergarten

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Fresh Fall Leaves
Big Pumpkin
Cinderella
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
The Little Red Hen
The Very Quiet Cricket
Red Riding Hood
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Hansel and Gretel
The Gingerbread Man
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
The Fat Cat
Cookie’s Week
The Doorbell Rang
The Three Little Pigs
Swimmy
See All

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About Leslie @KindergartenWorks

Leslie is the author of KindergartenWorks. She teaches kindergarten students how to be pretty incredible along with teaching them to read, write and think for themselves. She enjoys graphic design, learning new things and sharing with teachers. Google+

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