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The Very Hungry Caterpillar activities for preschool help you bring the story to life for your little ones. Engaging and entertaining for kids ages 3-6!
On the list below, you’ll find crafts, printables, and even a healthy snack which all make great companions to your next read through The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities for Preschool
Preschoolers love this wonderful picture book by Eric Carle. Kids love following the caterpillar through his life from egg to caterpillar. Then, they love putting their fingers through the holes in all of the foods the caterpillar eats on his journey to building his cocoon. Afterwards, they will smile with delight as a beautiful butterfly emerges!
The activities below are perfect for initiating conversation and engaging preschoolers in the story over and over again.
more eric carle picture books
Fill your book basket with more Eric Carle books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
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The Grouchy Ladybug – As children follow the Grouchy Ladybug on her journey, they will learn the important concepts of time, size, and shape, as well as the benefits of friendship and good manners.
The Tiny Seed – Eric Carle’s classic story of the life cycle of a flower is told through the adventures of a tiny seed. Everyone will cheer for the seed’s progress as it floats across the sky, nestles in the ground, and finally grows into the giant flower it was always meant to be.
“Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” said the Sloth – Slowly, slowly, slowly . . . that’s the way the sloth moves. Slowly, it eats and then, slowly, it falls asleep. “What strange kind of creature is this?” the other animals wonder. Why doesn’t it run or fly or play or hunt like the rest of us? “Why are you so slow?” the howler monkey inquires. But the sloth doesn’t answer any questions until the jaguar asks, “Why are you so lazy?”