Topic Mini- Research & Literature Activities
for the Topic of Caterpillars
          This Topic Mini- Research & Literature web page was developed
for Mr. Abbott's Pre-K Class at Clyattville Elementary School

        Designed By Amanda Eutzler, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher


hungry caterpillar eating
What are the 4 stages of the caterpillar?
Visit this website to see the
Life Cycle of a Butterfly.

monarch butterfly on flower
What does the monarch butterfly look like, what does it eat, who are the monarchs enemies, how big is it, what is a chrysalis?
Visit this website to learn all about the Monarch Butterfly.

How does the butterfly get out of the chrysalis?
Visit this website to see a
butterfly emerging from her
caterpillar and leaf
Are there many kinds of caterpillars?
Visit this website to see different kinds of caterpillars.

Caterpillar Real-World Activity
Congratulations you are the proud owner of a brand new pretend caterpillar. Because today we are going to learn where butterflies come from, so don't worry it's not going to be that ugly for long. It's going to go through many changes and today we will explore the life cycle of the caterpillar and you will see how different it looks in each cycle. Unlike humans who might have different hair, eye, or skin color, caterpillars change into something different in all four stages, and the final stage is truly beautiful. When we are done looking at the web sites we will look at and label the 4 stages of the life cycle.

1.  Visit the first website to see what the 4  stages of the caterpillars life cycle are.
2.  Next check out all about what monarch butterflies eat, what they look like, who their enemies are, and what a chrysalis is.
3.  Now look at the next website to see how the butterfly gets out of the chrysalis it made.
4.  Visit the next website to learn about the many different types of caterpillars.
5. Now that we have learned all about how caterpillars change and what they change into we are going to look at the 4 stages of the life cycle and label the individual parts.
6. Help child decide which is the first in the stage and have them dictate to you and you write the correct name in the space provided.
7. Do this with each stage.

Topic- Related Literature Activity

Cover of book with caterpillar

Topic Literature Activity
1. Pretend you are a growing caterpillar, what type of food would you eat to fill your stomach up?? 
2. If you were a butterfly, where would you want to fly?

Butterfly cacoon

Ms. Eutzler's Homepage


sunny caterpillar

the very hungary acter

Topic Mini-Research Lesson Plan
Topic Literature Lesson Plan