The Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft Activity

The Very Hungry Caterpillar ate 1 apple, 2 pears, 3 plums, 4 strawberries, 5 oranges, and then he ate 1 cake slice, an icecream cone, a pickle, cherry pie, cheese, watermelon …. and he ate it all…. and then had a stomachache.

….. based on the book by Eric Carle.

This book is quite popular among young kids and educators. And it is available in various versions from board books to buggy books. Along with just reading the book, it’s proven that associated crafts and activities increase interest in books along with other skill developments like cognitive, language and social.
This book also includes life cycle of caterpillar

Egg – Caterpillar – Cocoon – Butterfly

A lot of activities can be based on this single children book from making paper caterpillar to Pom Pom caterpillar to butterfly and the whole life cycle or the eating activity.

Here is a basic simple Paper Caterpillar Craft that can wriggle around by blowing with a straw. 
Activity: Blowing Paper Caterpillar Craft with a Straw 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft Activity

This fun activity will keep kids busy for hours as they would love to feed the caterpillar all the food they can get their hands on. So since we love cooking pretend play and shopping play, we had a lot of fruits, vegetables, at our dispersal. However, in case you don’t have plastic food toys, you can draw the fruits and vegetables on paper and use or use pictures. 
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft Activity

Age: 4+

Requirements:

  • Colored paper
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Straw
  • Plastic food items or draw on paper or flash cards or pictures of food


Step 1: Cut a rectangular strip from the colored paper

Step 2: Fold the paper as shown in this video below

Step 3: Mark it’s face and we also drew a star on it’s tail

Step 4: Now just keep blowing the caterpillar with straw to feed it on the food

Fun isn’t it!
Well we both played for long time and had our turns to feed the caterpillar. 

Clay Dough Caterpillar 

Perfect Craft for toddlers. Clay dough is very good for fine motor skills as well as sensory and cognitive development of kids along with finger muscles strengthening. 

Caterpillar Craft

More Activities based on The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book:

  • Life-cycle of Caterpillar
  • Days of week
  • Numbers and colors
  • Feeding a caterpillar like in the pic below

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It is proven that associating books with crafts and involving activities always have longer lasting impression on kids and are beneficial in many including imagination, cognitive & language development.

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6 thoughts on “The Very Hungry Caterpillar Crafts & Activities

  1. Lovely and fun idea as always. Where can i find details of the life cycle activity. This is one of y daughter’s favorite books and I am sure she will enjoy the activities

  2. Our very first book!! We love it. Haven’t been able to edit and process the pictures of our activity though, so I posted just the review. 😛 Thanks for such an innovative crafting ideas, will definitely try!

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