The Very Hungry Caterpillar is such a fun read aloud for younger kids.
The hungry caterpillar literally eats through the book on its way to become a beautiful butterfly. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is always available at the library so there’s no excuse to check it out and have some fun with this book.
Activities for The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Cut your egg carton into three pieces so you have 4 pods in each section. Have your child paint the pods and then attach a pipe cleaner for the antenna.
Other hand’s on activities:
- Raising Caterpillars and Butterflies
- Butterfly Lifecycle Fun
- Fun with Eric Carle
- Caterpillar Changing into a Butterfly Craft
- Butterfly Kit (Amazon.com)
Throughout The Very Hungry Caterpillar the caterpillar eats his way through a variety of foods. What better way to get your child to try some new foods than to eat through the book with the caterpillar!
Foods mentioned in the story are below:
- Chocolate Cake
- Ice Cream
- Swiss Cheese
- Cherry Pie
- Leaf (lettuce)
The Rice Krispie caterpillar pictured above is easy to make!
Another fun idea are these butterfly snack bags.
There are many versions of this on the internet so just search “butterfly snack bag” to find one that works for you!
- Very Hungry Caterpillar Kindergarten Worksheet Pack
- Very Hungry Caterpillar Preschool Printable Pack
- Butterfly Book
- How to Draw a Butterfly