Shortest to Longest Caterpillars (Bug Length Sorting Worksheets)

Shortest to longest caterpillars - length sorting worksheet for kindergarten and first grade spring growing theme


Your bug-loving learners can become measuring experts this spring with this shortest to longest caterpillars worksheet!

Help your children develop their understanding of length, practice sequencing, and finetune those fine motor skills. 

This creepy crawly measurement activity is simple to prepare – just print off and grab some scissors and glue. And there’s a black and white version if they want to do a little coloring as well!

I hope they enjoy it!

What Skills Can Your Little Ones Learn?


Shortest to longest caterpillars - spring bug theme length sorting worksheet for kindergarten and first grade

With this shortest to longest measuring sheet, there’s quite a lot of skills your little ones can practice:

  • Understanding of length – understanding the concept of length – an essential math skill for early learners.
  • Visual discrimination skills – the ability to notice differences between the lengths of the caterpillars
  • Sequencing Skills – grasping the idea of ordering from shortest to longest is a fundamental step towards understanding sequences.
  • Fine motor skills – as they cut out the pieces, and hand-eye coordination and hand control as they ensure they are sticking them on the correct space on the sheet.
  • Problem solving – Making decisions about which caterpillar is longer or shorter and determining where they should go in the sequence
  • Speech and language skills – talking about length comparisons helps children expand their vocabulary. They learn and begin to understand terms like longer, shorter, longest, shortest, and so on.
  • Patience and persistence – They’ll have to carry on even if they find it tricky at first.

How To Prepare This Caterpillar Length Sorting Worksheet


Black and white Shortest to longest caterpillars - spring growing up theme height sorting worksheet for kindergarten and first grade

Firstly, download the worksheet by clicking on the download box at the bottom of the page.

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Choose either the color of the black and white page and print it.

That’s pretty much it, just grab some scissors and glue and see if you little ones can carefully cut out the caterpillars them stick them in order of shortest to longest.


Have fun!

cut and stick length sorting caterpillars

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