The Very Hungry Caterpillar Crafts & Activities
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.
Check out the rest of our The Very Hungry Caterpillar Theme:
Caterpillar to Butterfly Craft – super cute!
Caterpillar Crayon Holder
Coffee Filter Butterfly
Egg Carton Caterpillar
Handprint Butterfly & Fingerprint Caterpillar w/poem
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Nice idea! Lately, I did a little hungry caterpillar thing with my daughter and friend (2 and 3 years old).
What a neat way to tell the story!
These are such cute and fun activities.
We read this book every night. I’ll have to make a caterpillar. I love that!
We just worked with this story ourselves! Love the bag idea! 🙂 I would love for you to stop by my new Kids Craft & Educational type linky party – The Sunday Showcase which just started today! Here is the direct link to link-up: http://momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com/2011/05/sunday-showcase-51511.html The more wonderful ideas we share -the more inspiration
I LOVE THIS IDEA!! I had this book on my list for my Story time Tuesday’s so I will definitely have to link back to your blog to show off all these wonderful ideas you have! Thanks for stopping by my blog and your sweet comment! I’m your newest follower!
I love the storytelling idea!