The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Kristy Tan


Give children a better visual experience of the story: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

Skill Level: Easy

Suitable For: 3 - 4 years old

Estimated Time: 15 - 30 mins

Environment: Indoors

Learning Framework

  • Physical - Fine motor skills, pincer/palmar grasps when holding the pictures.

  • Intellectual - Identifying the different items mentioned in the story.

  • Emotional - Engagement will be ensured in the activity.

  • Social - Able to take turns.


Step 1

Draw and print the food items that are found in the book. Cut the shape of the food items using scissors.

Step 3

Distribute the food items to the child/children.

Step 5

Read the story. As you read, get the child or children to come up to feed the caterpillar. For instance, “on Tuesday, he ate 2 pears! Who is holding on to the pears? Come and feed the caterpillar! Alright, let’s count 1… 2…. pears.”

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book

  • Colourful sock

  • Crayons

  • Scissors

  • Plastic eyes

  • Glue

Step 2

Cut a hole (big enough for the hand to go through) in the middle. Use glue to paste the plastic eyes on the tip of the sock.

Step 4

Put the sock inside your hand and tell the child/children that they are going to feed the hungry caterpillar according to the story.

Step 6

Complete reading the story.

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