Now that my little guy is about to turn 2, I’m starting to think of all the fun ways we can learn our ABC’s and 123’s. He’s at such a fun age right now, where he’s just soaking up every bit of knowledge he possibly can. We’re excited to start teaching letter recognition and incorporating this Upper and Lowercase Alphabet Caterpillars activity for practicing the full alphabet or learning smaller words.
For our Upper and Lowercase Alphabet Caterpillars, you can either keep the letter circles loose so that you can reuse them. Along with the full alphabet, this is a great way to learn words and the child’s name, too. Or, for fingers that can’t quite keep the letters in place without a bit of help, you can glue them on a piece of paper.
Our Upper and Lowercase Alphabet Caterpillars activity requires very few supplies. Mainly, multiple colors of cardstock, a 1” circle hole punch, a black fine-tip sharpie, a scrap piece of black cardstock for the antennae, scissors, and a glue stick.
Upper and Lowercase Alphabet Caterpillars
- Cardstock in multiple colors
- 1” circle hole punch
- Fine-tip black sharpie
- Black cardstock
- Glue stick
Begin by punching circles from the cardstock with the 1” circle hole punch.
You will need enough circles for both upper and lowercase letters, plus 2 extra for the caterpillar heads.
Write a single letter on each circle with the black sharpie.
Do the same for both upper and lowercase.
Then take the extra circles and draw a simple face of 2 eyes and a mouth.
Cut a V shape from a scrap piece of black cardstock.
Glue on the back of the face circle. Slightly curl the tips with your fingers.
And practice the ABC’s! Easy peasy and a whole lot of colorful fun!