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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Link to The Very Hungry Caterpillar Animated Film:

Link to The Very Hungry Caterpiller Read Aloud with Eric Carle:


Supplies Needed:

Green and Red Washable Kids Paint

Green, Yellow Construction Paper


Rounded Potato Masher


Bowls for the paint


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Lunch:

Step 1: Flatten pieces of bread (2 per sandwich). Use the bread of your choice.

Step 2: Butter pieces of bread (you can use whatever your kids like on their sandwich)

Step 3: Using one slice of the flattened bread, put your lunch meat in one single layer, and your cheese in one single layer on top.

Step 4: Put second piece of flattened bread on top to make a sandwich.

Step 5: Using a small round cutter cut out small circles from the sandwich.

Step 5: Arrange the circle sandwich pieces on the plate to make the body.

Step 6: Make a head. This can be done many ways. You can use a tomato and other vegetables OR Babybel Cheese, get creative!

Step 7: You also want to make little feet for the caterpillar. You can use cut up vegetables such as cucumbers, nuts, rasins, etc.

Math Activity:

Using play dough have your child make a head for the caterpillars using yellow playdough( if your child is work on numbers 1-10 have them make 10 heads). Next you want to have your child make green playdouch balls for the body. For example for the number 1, your child will need one yellow ball and one green ball. Make sure you give them a visual. Write the number 1 on a piece of paper, dry erase board, etc. and then have them make the caterpillar next to that number. Have child trace the number with their finger, one-to-one correspondance counting (point as they count each green ball), and you can even have them write the number!

Threadding Activity:

You will:

Green paper( cut into large leaves

Hole punch

Yarn or string



1. Cut out mutiple large leaves using markers and scissors.

2. After the leaves are cut out, using the hole punch make holes that go around the border of each leaf. Make sure to leave a little bit of space between each hole.

3. Then you can have your child practice threadding yarn through the each hole(simlar to sewing).

Physical Activity:

Link to The Very Hungry Caterpillar Yoga with Cosmic Kids:

You can also talk to your kids about the life cycle of a butterfly!


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