Knowing the letters of the alphabet is obviously an important skill.
Another, not often thought about, but still important skill is knowing the order of the letters.
Now, there are tons of fun and easy ways to practice this skill. In fact, just singing the alphabet song with your child each day can help them master the letter order, but if you’d like to give them another opportunity or two to practice, this lowercase letter sorting caterpillar is a great place to start.
We had a ton of fun with our original uppercase letter sequencing caterpillar and when we first shared it, I hoped y’all would have just as much fun with it as we did.
Fortunately, y’all really seemed to love it.
There was just one problem.
Well, not really a problem per se, but it would have been a whole lot better if it included both the upper and lowercase letters of the alphabet as, obviously, children will encounter both.
Lowercase Alphabet Caterpillar
So, naturally, the solution was to create a second letter sequencing caterpillar to accompany our first and fill this one with the lowercase letters of the alphabet.
Just like the uppercase version, this lowercase letter sequencing caterpillar consists of 27 pieces. One for the head and one for each letter of the lowercase alphabet.
Just print the pieces, cut them out, and run them through your laminator so that they can be used over and over again.
When you’re ready to use them, set them out and explain to your child that you are going to be building a caterpillar, but that his pieces have to be added in a certain order.
If need be, either sing the alphabet song to help them remember the letter order as they put their caterpillar together or print out and give them a copy of our alphabet chart for easy reference.
When you’re done, lay both the upper and the lowercase caterpillars out together or use all of the pieces to build a super long alphabet caterpillar with the upper and lowercase version of each letter making matching pairs.