Like a lot of kids, my son loves the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. I was looking for The Very Hungry Caterpillar crafts and activities and was so happy when I found a free printable over at 1+1+1=1.
We used the 1st printable 2 different ways.
My son likes to spread all the food out in a pyramid shape in the same order as the book. Then, he takes the caterpillar printable and tells the story while making the caterpillar eat each row of food.
He places the caterpillar behind the cocoon printable……
….and it turns into a butterfly!
I thought it would be fun to make a paper bag caterpillar to store all the pieces in and to tell the story with.
We also made a paper bag caterpillar. My little guy painted a red head and green body. I painted one eye on each side of the bag and a nose on the bottom of the bag. I also gave it pipe cleaner antennae (bend the pipe cleaner on the inside to keep it in place).
He read the book and stuffed the matching foods into the caterpillar like it was pretending to eat all the food like in the book.
I also printed the caterpillar and butterfly size sorting activity. There are actually 5 butterflies, but 2 must have flown away when I took the picture …. tee, hee.