Playing at Home: Caterpillar Puppets

If your child is in early intervention with us, we’ve been reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar this month.  Here’s a fun language extension to play at home.

Using either a sock as a puppet or another item that you could pretend is a caterpillar, read the story.  Have the caterpillar pretend to eat the foods on each page, “yum yum yum.”  Don’t forget to get some good nibbles of your child’s belly while doing this.  After the story, look around the house for things that the caterpillar might like to eat.  Try some food, “yum yum yum.” And some non-foods, “Ewww yucky!”  Have fun, include lots of tickles and nibbles.

Here are some links to the The Very Hungry Caterpillar book and a fun caterpillar puppet if you are in need of supplies.