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Very Hungry Caterpillar Crafts and Activities

Very Hungry Caterpillar Crafts and Activities

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is fun to read over and over again! Here’s a collection of Very Hungry Caterpillar Crafts and Activities that your children will love! These crafts and activities are a great way to make learning fun for young children. 


Very Hungry Caterpillar Crafts and Activities

After you read the book, head over to Playdough to Plato to print these fun Hungry Caterpillar puzzles! What a fun literacy activity!


Very Hungry Caterpillar Alphabet Matching Cards from Free Preschool Printables


Use toilet paper rolls to stamp/paint your own hungry caterpillar craft like they did at Lil Scholars University. What a fun craft to do after you read the book. 


What a clever Math activity practicing counting and number identification using green and red stones to make your own caterpillar from Wings and Roots.


First, try this free Very Hungry Caterpillar Memory game from Buggy and Buddy. So much fun!


Next, make finger puppets inspired by the Eric Carle book like they did at Read and Create. So clever!

More Caterpillar Activities 

I’m in love with this felt set that they made to help retell the story over at A Wednesday Afternoon.


Make a Very Hungry Caterpillar necklace like they did at Buggy and Buddy. It is a great craft that strengthens fine motor skills. What a great fine motor activity!


Every child I know LOVES to use a hole puncher which is great for strengthening finger muscles (important before they even pick up a pencil). This printable from Books and Giggles combines hole punching with The Very Hungry Caterpillar which is awesome!


More Caterpillar Activities and Crafts

This handmade toy is such a fun way to retell the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar with the food items on bottle caps! See how they made it at It’s All About the Stories.


Very Hungry Caterpillar Puppet from Toddler Approved – Make with construction paper and a craft stick.


This Sequencing Activity from School Time Snippets is so awesome! An easy way to combine literacy skills and fine motor skills in one activity in one activity with story sequence circles.


Isn’t this sensory bin from Mama of Minis so inviting? I love how simple it is to put together (learn how to dye your own pasta). 


Powerful Mothering made hungry caterpillars from dyed pasta and pipe cleaners. A great fine motor skill activity and simple craft. 



Glued to My Crafts Blog has a Paper Plate Caterpillar that goes perfectly with this wonderful book. 


Very Hungry Caterpillar color sorting activity from Parenting Chaos is easy to set up and a fantastic way to focus on sorting and color identification. 


Classic Egg Carton Caterpillar from Creative Learning uses cardboard egg cartons with paint to create a little caterpillar. 


Other Ideas:

Days of the Week activities based on The Very Hungry Caterpillar from Little Dots Education – Use it to find out what day of the week it is. 

Story Telling Basket to retell the Very Hungry Caterpillar book from The Imagination Tree

Life Cycle of a Butterfly Experiment from Educators’ Spin On It

Caterpillar Play Dough Invitation from Fun Learning for Kids


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities and Crafts for Kids

We hope you will love these Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities and Crafts as much as we do! We hope that these great ideas inspire you to try a fun activity with this great book.

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