The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity

Hi All!!! Today one of the assignments for my preschooler from his teacher was to read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and then create a caterpillar out of materials we had at home. I am going to include her suggestions for materials as well as what we actually used. My kids enjoyed this very much so I’d thought I’d pass it along as well. A good activity for those rainy afternoons or when your child says, “I’m bored!!! What can I do?” I hope this inspires you to create your own. Enjoy and remember to substitute and use what you have. It’s not supposed to be complicated. (Reminder for the moms and dads that need it. 😉)

You can find the book online read aloud here. Also here is a quick video of us putting our projects together:

Supplies the way we did it:

  • 8.5 x 11 Base cardstock (white)
  • green and red paper or cardstock circles cut out
  • glue sticks
  • pencil

Instructions the way we did it:

  1. Cut Cardstock into 2 pieces (8.5×5.5).
  2. Cut out matching circles of red and green paper or cardstock
  3. glue circles on to make the base of the caterpillar.
  4. Draw your face and antennae on.

Supplies list from teacher:

  • Egg carton
  • paint
  • googly eyes
  • pipe cleaners

Instructions from the teacher:

  1. (Feel free to replace any of the materials if the ones shown are not available for example cutting small circles to be the segments of the caterpillar’s body) Cut out a row from your egg carton.
  2. Paint all but 1 green and the 1 red.
  3. Attach googly eyes and pipe cleaners for antennae.

Published by Donna Beth Feagins

I am a mom of 2, wife, and am always looking to create something myself instead of buying it. I met Katy from Little Katy Bugs after becoming a mom, and we both love to craft, both have active families, and a tactful way of telling others what we truly think. I LOVE THAT!!! Art is subjective and so is crafting. So, you may not love everything we make or do, but our goal is to inspire you to create yourself and make things that you will LOVE! We do still sell some of our crafts on the site, at craft fairs, and Katy now participates in a booth store front. Check out our Facebook page for more on the booth. Sometimes we just need inspiration and camaraderie. I hope we can help provide those things to you. Sincerely Donna Beth, a Co-Blogger of

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