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Today, we are thrilled to share our favorite very hungry caterpillar activities!

by Katie

From egg to caterpillar to cocoon, this playful Eric Carle book follows the life of a caterpillar as he munches and crunches his way to becoming a butterfly. Kids will love retelling the story by doing their very own hungry caterpillar activities.

Keep kids busy all month long with our list of over 30 very hungry caterpillar activities and crafts!


Thread a caterpillar necklace that kids can wear | Buggy & Buddy

Rocks and toilet paper rolls make these adorable, Earth friendly caterpillars | Toddler Approved

Make your own, no-sew hungry caterpillar costume

Babies and toddlers can get in on the fun with this hungry caterpillar sensory tub | The Imagination Tree

Grab a file folder and make your own hungry caterpillar game

Work fine motor skills with this button caterpillar | Mama Pea Pod

Make your own DIY board game to retell the story of the hungry caterpillar | Creative Family Fun

This stamp craft makes adorable hungry caterpillars for toddlers or for any age | Buggy & Buddy

After reading the book, kids will love making and wearing their own hungry caterpillar hats | Toddler Approved

Use this template to make your own gorgeous butterfly | Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

Decorate a caterpillar on Popsicle sticks | The Rainy Day Mum

Play a matching game with M&M caterpillars | Toddler Approved


Make your own hungry caterpillar pinata for a party or just for fun! | Boy Mama Teacher Mama

These play dough caterpillars are perfect for retelling the story | The Imagination Tree

Get kids laughing {if they’re not too ticklish!!} while you make an adorable toe print caterpillar | Sazzy Deals

Threading a caterpillar through a leaf is perfect for learning the basics of sewing | Here Comes the Girls

Help baby explore the book with these hands on play ideas and adorable hand print craft, too | House of Burke

Use play dough to make caterpillars and butterflies | Powerful Mothering

Kids will want to do this caterpillar floor puzzle over and over | Boy Mama Teacher Mama

Toilet paper rolls become a paint brush for this very hungry caterpillar painting | Danya Banya

Show Teacher’s how much you love them with these hungry caterpillar party ideas | The Educator’s Spin on it

Eat your own healthy, caterpillar snack with veggies | Nurture Store

After reading the book, kids will love making and wearing their own hungry caterpillar hats | Toddler Approved


Up-cycle a container to make your own hungry caterpillar game {with a free printable} | This Teaching Mama

Make mini hungry caterpillars while you work fine motor muscles | Powerful Mothering

Paint your own hungry caterpillar paper plate craft | The Chirping Moms

Buy foods that the hungry caterpillar eats and donate them to a local food drive | The Good Long Road

Build a clothespin hungry caterpillar | Adventures of Adam

Make a 3D hungry caterpillar with tin cans | Hands on: as we Grow

This toilet paper roll caterpillar is perfect for making 3D art | Danya Banya

Make a giant hungry caterpillar to hang on the wall | The Imagination Tree

Paint a paper bag hungry caterpillar for sorting food | Artsy Momma

Kids will love making a hungry caterpillar over and over with this re-usable puzzle | Happily Ever Mom

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