The Very Hungry Caterpillar

One of our favorite books to read is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I made a fun graphing sheet to go along with the story that kids can fill out as you read the story, you can download the graph sheet here.

I also made lacing cards for the story as well. After cutting out the pieces, I punched a hole in each one then tied a piece of yarn to the caterpillar. As you read the story they lace on the items he eats. At the end they lace on the cocoon.

I then had them put the whole thing in a bag, like a cocoon. While we are reading the final page and discussing what happens to the caterpillar, I put that bag behind my back and switch it out with another one containing the butterflies. Then I give them back their bag and let them reach inside and pull out the butterfly. They LOVED it!

You can download the Hungry Caterpillar cards here!

More Hungry Caterpillar Fun: Widgets

This activity goes along well with my Letter C for Caterpillar Unit!


  1. Super cute! I will add a link to these on my wiki. Thanks for sharing!

  2. We love this book. Thanks again for your letter downloads, we are having so much fun with them. You really do such a nice job and we really appreciate it! Thanks, KarenSippy Cup Central

  3. super cute girl!! πŸ™‚

  4. wow! how creative and adorable! thank you for doing this blog, your inspiration is a blessing. god bless!

  5. this is so informational! Thank you:)God Bless

  6. I was just wondering if you pointed out to your dc that butterflies actually come from a chrysallis and it is the moths that emerge from cocoons. A very important difference between these two that the author flubbed on. I think that most children know that caterpillars don't really eat most of the stuff in that book, but many do adamantly argue with me about butterflies coming from cocoons. Still a fun book though.

  7. I didn't b/c my dd was only 3 when we did this, but actually now that you mention it, I probably should be accurate even with my preschooler eh! Thanks πŸ™‚

  8. Weve also made those lacing cards πŸ™‚ Theyre fun!

  9. So cute! Thanks so much! We are wrapping up studying spiders and are moving into insects so this will be great:)

  10. Could you explain how you use the graph? I'm sure it is something simple and I'm just missing it.

  11. 3BoyMommy: Hi! Yes, as we read the story, I'll say he ate 2 plums, so they pick a color like purple, and color in 1 square for each plum on the plum line. Then at the end we look at our graph and discuss which he ate more of, least of, etc.Hope that helps!

  12. What fun activities to go along with a classic! I am def. going to try out the graphing πŸ™‚

  13. Love it!

  14. Hi Erica,Did you say these are from Looks just like them..aren't they so cute! I love your idea of using them as lacing cards!Carla

  15. My little one loved these lacing cards! Thank you for sharing. She also liked the graph, but it frustrated her that it wasn't in story order. I know my child is a little "particular", but it might help someone else if you could swap the last two lines.

  16. Katie: Thanks for the suggestion, I updated the file and they should be in order now!

  17. Thank you so much for modifying this for me! I blogged about these resources and your kindness (

  18. Can you email me the corrected graph? I tried to down load and it did not work. I'd love to use this with my kindergarten class!

  19. I would love a copy of the corrected file. I tried to download…I'd love to use with my kindergarten class!

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