The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Go, Slow, Whoa Foods

The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Go, Slow, Whoa Foods

This is a fun, movement-based extension activity for the Creating A Better Plate lesson – which can be found in the “Health” section of our WinterKids GOAL binder. Thank you to the wonderful team of teachers at Harrison Elementary School in Harrison, Maine who designed, implemented, and shared this activity during the 2020 WinterKids Winter Games!

Lesson Summary

After students have a lesson on GO, SLOW, WHOA foods, they will head outside to participate in a fun, food follow-up lesson using the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Find more nutrition activities for your classroom or family in our Guide to Active Outdoor Learning (GOAL) binder, such as:

  • Healthy Foods, Healthy Bodies (Pre-K through Grade 5) (Health 3.25- 3.29)
  • Outdoor Food Plate (Grades Pre-K – 2) (GOAL: Health 3.5)


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The shorter, darker, and colder days of winter and the increasing allure of screen time make it all too easy for kids and families to “hibernate.”  At WinterKids, we make it our business to provide kids, parents, and teachers with the right option: to get outside, get active, and have fun in the winter – and year-round.

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