If you have a preschooler at home or have ever worked with toddlers or preschoolers, chances are that you know the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar very well.
It’s been a favorite in our house for quite some time now and, with it being such a fun story, I don’t see my kiddos tiring of it any time soon.
Of course, it doesn’t hurt when we can mix things up a bit and add a little something special to story time either. With these awesome caterpillar crafts and activities, we can do just that!
Now, if you don’t already own a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, acquiring one should be your very first step!
In this one fun book, your little ones will practice counting, days of the week, rhyming, and so much more! All while enjoying a timeless story that they’ll want to read over and over again!
Once you’ve got your book, it’s time to bring that hungry little caterpillar to life with an awesome caterpillar craft or two.
Caterpillar Crafts and Activities for Kids
Count your way through the caterpillar’s snacks while working on those fine motor skills with this Very Hungry Caterpillar sequencing activity!
If you’ve been saving up those cardboard tubes for the perfect craft project, this movable caterpillar is the one!
Think outside the construction paper box and use an old fruit box to make these adorable caterpillars instead.
Or dye some pasta wheels to create an awesome, wiggly little caterpillar that doesn’t require any glue!
If your toddler is working on learning their colors, you’re going to want to give this caterpillar color sorting activity a try!
Or practice those budding scissor skills by making your own 3D paper caterpillar!
Perfect for pretend play, this egg carton caterpillar is a great way to introduce your kiddos to recycling.
It doesn’t get much cuter than these pom pom caterpillars! You can even work on counting practice while you make them!
Have a jar of unused buttons lying around? Use them to create this simple yet colorful caterpillar craft!
Help your little ones create a few of these caterpillar hand puppets and then sit back and listen to them retell the story!
Another fun way to upcycle household items into fun new crafts, this bottle cap caterpillar is a great way to learn the colors of the rainbow!
Add a few craft supplies to things you find on a nature walk and you’ll wind up with these adorable twig caterpillars!
Work on the letters in your little ones name with these fun, personalized caterpillar crafts!
Forget the paintbrush! This sponge stamped caterpillar is a great way to explore new textures and painting techniques.
Get your kiddos in the kitchen and invite them to eat a caterpillar with this awesome snack idea!
Of course, that hungry little caterpillar just wouldn’t be the same if he didn’t turn into a beautiful butterfly at the end of the story!
Another simple stamping project, this little stamped caterpillar makes a great group project!
With just a few simple paper plates, you can easily create a couple of cute caterpillar crafts of your own!
How many fingerprints does it take to make a caterpillar? Find out with these fun counting printables!
C is for caterpillar and the perfect way to practice both is to combine them into a caterpillar craft of your own!