This year, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is 50 years old. So to celebrate, I thought I’d share these fun and educational activities linked to the story.
1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Posting Game
This is a fun printable activity, lovely for little learners. Simply print off the caterpillar’s face, cut a slot for his mouth, print and cut some ‘food’ and you’re good to go – laminate them, and you’ll have an activity that you can use over and over again.
2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Threading Activity
Looking for something to do with all of those bottle tops? Recycle them into this lovely Hungry Caterpillar threading activity. Great for development of fine motor skills, for little fingers.
3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Sensory Tuff Spot
If it’s a sensory activity you’re looking for, then look no further! This fun Hungry Caterpillar tuff spot uses coloured spaghetti, laminated caterpillars and wooden fruit, to help children act out the story and get stuck in to some messy play.
4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Alphabet Game
This game is ideal for helping children who are just starting out with learning the alphabet. The tiles can also be used to spell words, too.
5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eggbox Craft
This Hungry Caterpillar eggbox craft activity is great for recycling those egg boxes you have hanging around. I like this activity because I think a toddler would be able to do most of the work themselves.
6. Making Butterfly Food
Once your Very Hungry Caterpillar has transformed into a butterfly, you might like to feed it using this recipe for butterfly food. I wonder how many different butterflies you’ll attract?
7. They Very Hungry Caterpillar Foam Face Craft
This Hungry Caterpillar craft activity is great for developing fine motor skills such as shape drawing and cutting. Just be sure to have an adult on hand to use the hot glue gun!
If you enjoyed this, you can find more Pondering Playtime activities here, and you might like to join my Early Years craft and activity Facebook group; Play Craft, Explore. We’d love to have you! And lastly, don’t forget to Pin it!