Foundation home learning activities - Anything you do, please upload up to EExAT or Dojo. Your teachers are loving seeing what you are up to!

This week’s activities are based on the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle. Follow this link to hear the story read by Eric Carle himself.

Butterfly Template

Hungry Caterpillar Writing Frame

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Food Diary Writing Frame

Make your very own Hungry Caterpillars and Beautiful Butterflies

Make a butterfly using paint like this…

Paint 1 half of a butterfly and then fold your paper in half. Give the paper a rub then open it up to see it print onto the other half! Magic!

You could even explore symmetry using these fun games -

Writing activity 1

Can you re-write the story using your own list of foods for the caterpillar to eat?

For example…

On Monday he ate one banana.

On Tuesday he ate two grapes.

What could he eat on Wednesday?

There is a writing template attached to help or be creative and make your own!

Writing activity 2

Can you keep a diary of the food you ate this week?

Make your own diary booklet or use the template to help you.

Doubling butterflies

Explore doubling facts using a butterfly template

and some paint.

  1. Cut out a butterfly shape. (There is a template attached to help).
  2. Use your finger to paint some dots on 1 half of your butterfly.
  3. Fold the butterfly in half and give it a rub.
  4. Open up the butterfly template.

How many spots do you have now?


You can explore finding double 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,

8, 9, and 10.

Can you write a number equation such as;

Double 4 is _____


4+4 =

Days of the Week


Can you say the days of the week in order?

Can you remember the days of the week song we learnt in class? Sing it to your grownups.

Talk about something you did ‘yesterday’ and something you could do ‘tomorrow’.

What day will it be?


Understanding of the World –

The Life Cycle of a Butterfly.

Go for a hunt in your garden or local park and look for caterpillars and butterflies.

Learn about the lifecycle of a butterfly by watching this video.

Then can you record the 4 stages of the butterfly life cycle?






 Here are some ideas to help…