The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities

This month our featured author for the Virtual Book Club is Eric Carle. My 4 year old adores The Very Hungry Caterpillar, so we’ve got some fun caterpillar activities to share today.

First we reread the book, and then made an egg, caterpillar and cocoon from play dough.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

My 8 year old inspired by our activities drew his own caterpillar adding in the lifecycle.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

There’s no better way to learn about a process than to see it in action so I ordered some caterpillars to go in our Butterfly World. It’s not the best picture, but we can’t believe how fast the caterpillars are growing, they look so much bigger every time we look at them.

Butterfly World

We’ve been learning about symmetry by drawing butterflies, for this picture we folded the paper in half, opened it up again, put blobs of paint on one side and then folded again.


We had a lot of fun growing our cress caterpillar too, the cress grew so fast.

cress caterpillar


If you love Lego this Lego butterfly symmetry activity from Mama.Papa.Bubba is amazing as well.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Ideas


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Days of the Week from Rainy Day Mum

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Name Game from Toddler Approved

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity I Spy from The Pleasantest Thing

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Letter Sort from Growing Book by Book

Three Very Hungry Caterpillar Inspired Scavenger Hunts  from Inspiration Laboratories

Very Hungry Caterpillar Puzzles from Playdough to Plato

Easy Very Hungry Caterpillar Fine Motor Skills from Lalymom

Lacing Letter Inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar from The Educators’ Spin On It


DIY Mixed up Beads from Mama Miss


Two Flower Crafts for the Tiny Seed from 3Dinosaurs



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