The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle Story Sack

The Very Hungry Caterpillar book

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Craft Suggestions:

Include supplies to make one or more of these crafts.

  • Cut a leaf shape out of felt or paper, and glue a pom-pom or bead on it to depict a caterpillar egg.
  • Make an Apple Magnet and glue a pipe cleaner on it to make a caterpillar.
  • Make a cocoon using paper mache techniques.
  • Cut egg cartons into long sections and decorate them to look like caterpillars.
  • Make an antennae headband.
  • Use some of Eric Carle's collage techniques with tissue paper to make pictures.
  • Make a caterpillar picture using fingerprints!

Additional Story Sack Items:

Include one or more of these related items in the sack.

  • Include plain paper and crayons to write or draw a story about a caterpillar.
  • Print out this caterpillar to color.
  • Include pictures of a variety of caterpillars and butterflies.
  • Check out these educational printable pages.
  • You might like a Very Hungry Caterpillar puzzle.
  • Include some related books. Here are a few suggestions:
    1. From Caterpillar to Butterfly
    2. Caterpillars, Bugs, and Butterflies
    3. The Crunching Munching Caterpillar
  • Related videos to watch:
    1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Stories
    2. Hermie: The Common Caterpillar
    3. Carlos Caterpillar

Other Suggestions:

Suggestions for more related activities.

  • Make the antennae headbands above and act out this story.
  • Go on a walk and see if you can find a caterpillar.
  • Make caterpillar biscuit snacks.
  • Make cupcakes and then put them side by side to form a caterpillar.
  • Discuss the different kinds of food that the caterpillar ate. Are they healthy or unhealthy?
  • Make a chart of the days of the week and keep track of what food you eat each day.
  • Make Edible Dirt and pretend the gummy worms are caterpillars.
  • Purchase a Very Hungry Caterpillar game.

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