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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

This week we are going to be focusing on the story 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. Below are some activities that you can do with your child based on the story. Don't forget to show us some photographs on our Facebook page. We would love to see them. 


If you have this story at home then share it with your child to familiarise them with the story. Otherwise you can listen to the story on the following website and then complete the suggested activities:



The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Animated Film

In the internationally acclaimed The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a tiny caterpillar eats and eats...and eats his way through the week. Taken from The Very Hungry ...

Can you remember what the caterpillar ate? Can you write a list of the food by trying hard to hear the first sound in each word.

Can you make a caterpillar the correct length using your finger to paint each segment?

How many butterflies can you see in your garden? Talk about the life cycle of a butterfly and how they change. You can use the following template to make the life cycle or make one yourself. The more creative the better!

Phonics - This week we will be focusing on the sound 'u'. Introduce this sound to your child by saying the sound it makes and how to write it. Can your child find items around the house that begin with this sound? You can use the following booklet to help reinforce the sound 'u'.

Here are some colourings linked to the story for you to do for fun.


The caterpillar ate lots of different food. Can you make a simple food diary showing what you have eaten. You can use the template below or make your own booklet. 

Matching the initial sound to food

Can you hear the initial sound in each of the foods and draw lines to match the food to the correct letter?


In the story the caterpillar eats different food on different days. Do you know how many days there are in a week? Can you name them? Learn some days of the week songs and see if you can cut and stick the days of the week in the correct order. 

Days of the Week Song | The Singing Walrus

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The 7 Days of the Week Song ♫ 7 Days of the Week ♫ Kids Songs by The Learning Station

The 7 Days of the Week Song is one of our popular songs for children by The Learning Station. It is from the CD,download, "Preschool Learning Fun" Download "...

Days of the week - Adam's Family (Dr. Jean)


Time to get creative! Can you make a Hungry Caterpillar by painting your hands? See the instructions below. 


We thought the children would love this activity for their health, fitness and wellbeing. Open the link below and join in with the yoga moves linked to the story 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. 


Open up the following link for your child to play this ladybird game. Keep practicing reading your numbers and counting at home. You can make the game easier or harder by selecting the different options. Have fun! 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Episode 34 - The Very Hungry Caterpillar | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure! A fun kids yoga adventure based on Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Join Ja...