One of my all time favorite children’s books is The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. I’ve always loved it and now my kids love it too. We spent last month learning about life cycles and having fun finding caterpillars everywhere around our house, so it seemed like the perfect time to get in a few fun activities and crafts to go along with our book.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar ~ Storytelling, Activities & Crafts
I found this amazing storytelling set from Happyfeltworld and immediately fell in love with it. When I started looking at all of the handmade sets I was in awe. I knew I needed to have a few for our house. Hands on learning is so very important for kids and these can be enjoyed forever.
If you haven’t tried storytelling with your kids you should definitely start. Storytelling is a wonderful way to communicate and act out favorite stories. It helps children visualize what is taking place and keeps them interested in the story. By storytelling you are boosting their imagination and creativity. Giving them the knowledge they need to think and know what is taking place. Make it fun, ask questions, get them involved. You will see the excitement in their eyes.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar felt set includes:
1 little caterpillar
15 fruit pieces: 1 apple, 2 pears, 3 plums, 4 strawberries, 5 oranges.
10 food pieces: 1 piece of chocolate cake, 1 ice cream cone, 1 pickle, 1 slice of Swiss cheese, 1 slice of salami, 1 lollipop, 1 piece of cherry pie, 1 cupcake, 1 sausage, 1 slice of watermelon
1 small green leaf with egg and big green leaf
1 big and fat caterpillar
1 cocoon pocket
1 beautiful butterfly
small thick numbers
It also comes with the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar laminated on cardstock.
Storytelling baskets and treasure baskets are also a great way to get kids excited about books and it helps visual and kinesthetic learners. You can see our Goodnight Moon Treasure Basket here.
More Great Ideas, Crafts, and Activities for The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Very Hungry Caterpillar Puzzles from Playdough to Plato
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity – I Spy from The Pleasantest Thing
Very Hungry Caterpillar Do-a-Dot Pack from totschooling
Very Hungry Caterpillar Storybook Sequencing Stick with Printable from School Time Snippets
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft from Adventure in a Box
Peg Butterfly from The Very Hungry Caterpillar from Adventures with Adam
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I was given the Happyfeltworld set to enjoy with my family and share my honest opinion. We love it!