June 27, 2011

Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities & Lesson Plans

Who doesn’t love The Very Hungry Caterpillar? I loved it as a child, and now 30+ years later love reading it with my own children (it has become a favorite of both of them)! In fact, there are tons of ways to incorporate this wonderful story into your classroom. With this in mind, here are a few of my favorites!

**This post may contain affiliate links. Therefore, if you purchase something through the link I may receive a small commission at no extra charge to you. This helps me keep our freebies, content, and resources FREE ALWAYS! I really appreciate your support!

q? encoding=UTF8&ASIN=0525516190&Format= SL250 &ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=US&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=marcycohentur 20&language=en US

Lesson Plans

  • Next, check out this Teaching Plan from Scholastic! Includes introduction strategies, basic concepts (counting, days of the week, back and front), ways to discuss change, and a post-reading activity making caterpillars and butterflies.
  • Likewise, definitely have a look at the Official Eric Carle Website. In fact, you’ll find ideas from actual teachers for using the story in the classroom.
  • Moreover, here’s a fun lesson: The Very Hungry Kindergartner Children will write a book entitled “The Very Hungry Kindergartener” after reading and discussing the book. Reinforces writing, phonetics, and counting. Perfect activity for kindergarteners to practice a variety of skills.

Activities & Printables

  • First, use these printable cards to reinforce Spanish words as you read the bilingual version of the book:
  • Another engaging lesson is this WebQuest - Metamorphosis of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” This web quest is for students grades 3-5.  The web quest will be a cross curricular lesson that will incorporate national standards of reading comprehension, Science, Art, Health/Nutrition, English language, Technology and Mathematics. Student ‘bookworms’ are going to evolve their way through the story and discover the life cycle of the caterpillar. They will do this by reading the book, recreating their own version by making a picture book. They will compare foods and create a graph/chart, and make up questions for others to answer about the story.
Very Hungry Caterpillar Spanish Activity
  • EDITED 6/27/11 to add this amazing collection of activities from NurtureStore including the one seen in the photo - seriously, how cute is that?!
Hungry Caterpillar

Finally, if you like these resources, see my updated post with tons more resources!

Now that you have your lessons and activities, check out these great deals on The Very Hungry Caterpillar resources!




Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.



Follow Me on Teachers Pay Teachers

Boom Cards


Please follow & like us 🙂