The Hungry Caterpillar, written by Eric Carle, is a must have book for any home. Kids love this book and there are lots of activities that can be incorporated while reading this book to them. The Very Hungry Caterpillar activities pack includes activities for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners and even elementary students. From sequencing, literacy activities and even a mini book printable 2 year olds all the way up to 7 year olds can explore the story through a variety of exercises and printables.
All 3 of my kids have always loved The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book and that’s probably why it is on the list of best board books for kids. After we went through the real life caterpillar to butterfly life cycle activity, the book was loved even more. I wanted to find more ways to explore the concept. For my older kids we did the Caterpillar Butterfly Life cycle pack but I wanted to explore this much loved story even more!
THE Very HUNGRY CATERPILLAR Activities
This caterpillar was indeed very hungry, but was everything he ate good for him? Ending up with a stomach ache, may they weren’t, or maybe he just ate too much. In this printable pack, kids will learn about different foods that the caterpillar ate as well as about the life cycle of a butterfly.
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I would suggest that you get a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar for your home library.
Here are some items that pair well with these activities.
- Do a Dot Art Markers
- Card stock(to print everything out on.)
- A pocket chart (I have this one and this mini one too.)
- Write and wipe Dry Erase Pockets
- Laminator with pockets
Included in this massive printable pack you will find a printable story book which can be printed out and stapled together. Children will love to learn to read the story themselves. They can also use this in conjunction with the story sequencing strips and pages.
Also included is a fun word mat to help kids with their vocabulary and spelling. Other literacy activities include see and stamp pages, creative writing pages, match the word to the picture and tracing the uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
There are many math activities in this printable pack that will help children learn and practice counting from 1 to 10. They are able to do this with the number matching cards, clip cards and I Spy fun.
This massive printable pack also comes in two versions: One is in color and the other is in black and white for those who have limited ink for their printers.
You may also like this butterfly life cycle printable pack.
In the above picture we used the book with the butterfly garden to watch the real life cycle.
It was so amazing to see our caterpillars grow!
Another simple craft was to draw a butterfly shape on a piece of paper. Have your child paint on one side and then fold it… Look what happens..
You can find more of the butterfly themed crafts we did here:
More Caterpillar and butterfly activities we did this week:
These letter c caterpillar play dough mats are SO much of fun plus it works on those fine motor skills!
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More Butterfly activities
You can find all of our butterfly crafts here.