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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book Play

These activities were inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar. To see all our Very Hungry Caterpillar activities, click here

Caterpillar Life Stages

Learn about the life stages of a butterfly with wonderful photos and free coloring pages from The Butterfly Site.

After enjoying the book and learning about the life stages of a butterfly, encourage your little reader to grow like a hungry caterpillar with a fun creative movement activity.


Curl up on the floor and become a caterpillar egg. Maybe put a large pillow, a blanket or a towel on the floor to be a leaf then curl up on it.

Caterpillar (Larva)

S-t-r-e-t-c-h out of the egg and crawl along the floor like a caterpillar. Don’t forget to munch on good food along the way!

Cocoon (Pupa)

Roll your young reader up in a beach towel to be a caterpillar in a cocoon.


Just like The Hungry Caterpillar, your young reader can pretend to nibble a hole in the “cocoon” and push his way out as…. a beautiful butterfly who flaps his wings and flies around.


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