8 Creative Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities for Kids

Very Hungry Caterpillar activities are built around the classic story, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  Here are some of the best caterpillar activities linked up on the Kids Activities Blog It’s Playtime! meme and around the web.

If you have a little one that loves The Very Hungry Caterpillar as much as we do, here are some fun activities to bring it to life in your home.

8 super creative very hungry caterpillar activities for kids

8 Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities

The Very Hungry Caterpillar {affiliate link} is a beloved children’s picture book written and illustrated by Eric Carle.  It starts with a very hungry caterpillar that eats himself through quite a few colorful foods.  I don’t want to spoil the ending, but it might be a beautiful “surprise”.

What makes this book so perfect for children is its underlying educational value {besides being a really good story!}.  The story weaves in numbers, days of the week, foods, colors and the cycle of a butterfly.

It is an amazing basis for additional activities like these:

1.  Make your own hungry caterpillar with an egg carton, pipe cleaners and a little paint via Spearmint Baby.

2.  Put together a VHC inspired breakfast from Karla M. Curry.

3.  Use construction paper to make a C shaped caterpillar from Playdough to Plato.

4.  Host a fun and delicious VHC birthday party from Learn with Play at Home. activities

5.  A thumb and four fingers is all you need for this paint craft from Make Do and Friend.

6.  Use kitchen utensils to make a kitchen caterpillar from Alexander Residence.

7.  Print out lots of Very Hungry Caterpillar printables right from 1+1+1=1.

8.  Easily make your very own Hungry Caterpillar sock puppets from Mrs. Plant’s Press.

No wonder this book is a favorite among kids!  There is just so much to do and so many colorful things to make!

 




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