51 of the VERY BEST Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities

March 20th is the birthday of The Very Hungry Caterpillar book by Eric Carle and to celebrate I am sharing some of the very BEST Very Hungry Caterpillar activities and crafts out there!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities & Crafts

1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Sticky Wall & Counting Activity from Happy Toddler Playtime is a fun activity using contact paper. Once you create the caterpillar you can retell the story using foam fruits!

2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Potato Masher Craft from Happy Toddler Playtime is any easy painting craft using a potato masher.

3. LEGO inspired story retelling of The Very Hungry Caterpillar from The Educators Spin on It is amazing activity using LEGO!

4. 15+ Fun Learning Activities for Fans of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Happy Tot Shelf is a list of 15+ amazing learning activities. They are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.

5. Decorate The Very Hungry Caterpillar Hat from Primary Playground is a fun activity where you get to color and decorate The Very Hungry Caterpillar hat. It comes with a free printable.

6. Pipe Cleaner The Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft by Messy Little Monsters is a fun fine motor craft using pipe cleaners and craft sticks.

7. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Toddler & Preschool Games from A Little Pinch of Perfect has several adorable games that toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy!

8. Very Hungry Caterpillar Gross Motor Activity from Lessons for Little Ones is a great gross motor activity for March 20th!

9. BUTTERFLY STEAM ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS AND TODDLERS from Team Cartwright has 5 super easy STEM butterfly and caterpillar learning activities.

10. Hungry Caterpillar Money Game from 123 Homeschool 4 Me. This free printable game inspired by The Hungry Caterpillar. It is appropriate for bigger kids in Kindergarten, 1st grade2nd grade, and 3rd grade kids.

11. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Nesting and Stacking Blocks

12. The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Finger Puppet Craft from The Joy of Sharing is a fun craft for toddlers and preschoolers.

13. Rainbow Footprint Butterfly – Messy Little Monster is a fun and messy craft that you can do with babies, toddler or preschoolers!

14. Very Hungry Caterpillar Necklace Craft for Kids from Buggy and Buddy is a great craft for practice fine motor skills, patterning, and creating.

15. Earth Friendly Caterpillar Crafts from Toddler Approved has 2 crafts using non-toxic, natural, and sustainable supplies such as cardboard tubes and rocks!

More The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities & Crafts

16. THE HUNGRY CATERPILLAR PLAY DOUGH STORY-TELLING from The Imagination Tree is a great story telling activity using play dough

17. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Puzzle from Boy Mama Teacher Mama

18. Let’s Feed The Very Hungry Caterpillar Counting Board Game for preschoolers 3 years +.

19. Very Hungry Caterpillar Games from Mom Plus Three has several games that are appropriate for toddlers to school age children!

20. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Color Sorting Activity by Parenting Chaos is a fun colour sorting activity.

21. Toe Print Caterpillars by Rubber Boots and Elf Shoes is an adorable craft using your feet!

22. THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR PRESCHOOL ALPHABET ACTIVITY – is a preschool alphabet activity inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar from Simple Today Life.

23. Very Hungry Caterpillar Fine Motor Activity from Kara Carrero is a great fine motor activity using squeeze pouch caps.

24. A Very Hungry Caterpillar Pinata is a fun craft for preschoolers and kindergartners using a homemade paper mâché from Boy Mama.

25. Fine Motor Caterpillar Craft is a fun fine motor craft using pom poms and sticks from Learning and Exploring Through Play.

26. Very Hungry Caterpillar Fine Motor Activity is a fun fruit munching fine motor activity for preschoolers and kindergartners from Modern Preschool.

27. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Story Sequencing Activity is a fun fine motor retelling activity using clothes pins by School Time Snippets.

28. The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Friends Caterpillar Puzzle

29. Sponge Stamped Caterpillar by Buggy and Buddy

EVEN More Caterpillar Activities & Crafts

30. Paper Plate Caterpillar by Learning Through Play is a great way to engage with the book, learn days of the week, practice our counting skills and learn about healthy eating.

31. Literacy snack idea caterpillar + free printable from Primary Playground


33. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Precut Flannel/Felt Board Figures is an interactive teaching 14-Piece Set for flannel board Stories for toddlers and preschoolers.

34. Hungry Caterpillar Days of the Week Printable from 123 Homeschool 4 Me has a FREE printable to help learn the days of the week.

35. Paper Plate Caterpillar Kid’s Craft – Glued to My Craft

36. VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SENSORY BIN FOR TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS is a fun and easy sensory bin activity from Rainy Day Mum.

37. Caterpillar Name Craft from Inspired Tree house is a great activity for preschoolers recognizing, sequencing, and writing the letters of their names.

38. THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR COUNTING MATS from My Bored Toddler are cute counting mats that you can use with play dough or snacks!

Egg Carton Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft by Craft Mornings

39. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Apple Shape Sorter for toddlers.

40. Paper Chain Caterpillar Craft from Where Imagination Grows

41. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Lacing Cards


43. Cupcake Liner Caterpillar Craft – In the Playroom

44. Very Hungry Caterpillar Puppet – Toddler Approved

45. C is for Caterpillar Craft – Artventurers

46. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Paper Plate Puppet from Arty Crafty Kids

47. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Jumbo Puzzle for toddlers.

48. An Invitation to Create Caterpillar Craft from View From the Step Stool

49. Hungry Caterpillar DIY Flip Book Craft by A Little Pinch of Perfect comes with a free printable.

50. Hungry Caterpillars Number Tracing Worksheets from 123 Homeschool 4 Me has a FREE printable to help practicing numbers.

51. Reusable Foam Very Hungry Caterpillar Puzzle by Happily Ever Mom


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