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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar


  • Read the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, if you don’t have the actual book there is a link to an online version below.
  • After reading the story can you remember what the caterpillar ate first? What happened in the middle of the story? What happened at the end?

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Animated Film

In the internationally acclaimed The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a tiny caterpillar eats and eats...and eats his way through the week. Taken from The Very Hungry ...



  • Make your own caterpillar out of an egg box and pipe cleaners.


Caterpillar egg carton craft

Downloadable instructions at Here is an activity that goes well with the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric ...

  • Read the story again and count the different fruits, remember to say a number name for each fruit and try not to count the same fruit twice.


  • Make your own number caterpillars using fingerprints.
  • Paint your own symmetrical butterfly and discuss symmetry.    
  • Discuss the lifecycle of a butterfly, in the story Eric Carle wrote cocoon but at school we call it a chrysalis.