Looking for very hungry caterpillar printables and activities? Here are some favorites that are sure to be a hit with your kids!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is a classic for a reason.
This book has everything that kids love – bugs, food, holes to stick their fingers in.
The story is short, repetitive, and rhythmic. It’s great for literary skills and fun caterpillar learning activities.
What does the very hungry caterpillar teach?
This story helps to teach the lesson of self control as well as transformation and change.
The book also helps to teach:
- The days of the week
- Food names
- Fine motor skills
- Caterpillar – butterfly life cycle
How do you teach the Very Hungry Caterpillar?
Here are some questions you can ask your child as you read:
- What food do you think that the caterpillar will eat next?
- How many fruits were eaten on a certain day?
- What color are each of the foods?
- What happens when the caterpillar eats too much?
- Talk about the lifecycle of a caterpillar
Here are some of my favorite The Very Hungry Caterpillar activities, printables, and worksheets!
This Very Hungry Caterpillar activity with an egg carton is such a fun craft to do with toddlers or preschoolers.
A fun Very Hungry Caterpillar activity for preschoolers. Children work on fine motor skills and get pre-reading practice with this free printable.
Help children notice differences between letters with these caterpillar letter sorts.
This fun footprint craft is perfect for doing with toddlers! It ties in perfectly with the story and makes a beautiful keepsake.
Kids will love making their own lift the flap card showing each of the foods that the caterpillar ate up!
This count up game is perfect for counting up with the hungry caterpillar as he eats the different foods.
I love turning an activity into a snack! Here's a very hungry caterpillar snack idea!
Make a cheerful caterpillar suncatcher craft after reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This kids' craft uses plastic from your recycling bin!
Kids love making thumbprints and will really love turning them into little caterpillars!
Use brads to give this paper caterpillar a wiggle effect!
Kids ages 2-9 will enjoy this fun 100-page printable pack with learning activities for The Very Hungry Caterpillar! Includes puzzles, I Spy, handwriting, coloring pages, and more.
Your children will have fun sequencing the foods the caterpillar ate in the book.
An easy tutorial for hoe to turn a book sleeve into a simple puzzle!
Help your kids make a very hungry caterpillar board game at home!
Counting the coins on the caterpillar and finding their value is a fun way to explore money.
Use foam balls and paint to make this hungry caterpillar table decoration.
Gather some cupcake liners and googly eyes to make these paper caterpillars.
This caterpillar to butterfly craft is always a hit with kids, and a wonderful companion to the book.
These paper caterpillar puppets come with a free printable template that includes fruits for your hungry caterpillar to eat.
Reuse old CD's to make a cute and colorful caterpillar banner.
This adorable caterpillar gardening activity is the perfect spring craft for kids to teach them how to grow cress.