The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Montessori Learning Activity

 

the very hungry caterpillar activity for kids at home

 

 

It was a pleasure to create these little cards inspired by the book, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” for my girls. 

 

My girls both worked with these cards which can work for a differentiates set of ages

 

They both enjoyed them very much. 🙂 

 

Eric Carle’s book, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” has been a favorite of mine since I was a child. 

 

Not too long ago, we went to a performance together to watch this wonderful book come to life. 

 

It was a wonderful show. 

 

So, here I am astounded by the amazing work of Eric Carle, creating these epic montessori style cards. 

 

I’ll be sharing below how easy they were to create, all the items I used (spoiler alert: not many) and how both my girls used them to learn and explore in a fun way! 

 

 

Note: Have you checked out the alphabet cardboard box activity we made last year using craft sticks? It sure was fun!

 

 

 

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And, this is all my friends! 

 

You probably already have these items at home. 

 

That’s the beauty of this Montessori inspired kids activity

 

It’s easy peasy! 🙂 

 

 

the very hungry caterpillar cardboard cutout activity

 

 

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities for Early Years

 

Well, for one I made a couple of different fun games with these cardboard cutout cards. 

 

I made sure to create many green circles (the caterpillars body) so that my preschooler can count them as she adds them. 

 

We also learned and the life cycle of a butterfly with 4 cards I made (egg, caterpillar, chrysallis, butterfly)

 

It is a great imaginative play set of cards you can bring to create a storyline while reading the book together with your children/students. 

 

We also counted and learned about fruits with the fruit cards. 

 

I made sure to add 1 apple, 2 pears, 3 strawberries and so on and so forth. 

 

My preschooler pretended to feed the caterpillar while we read along with the book. 

 

My oldest uses these in the same way my preschooler used them (play to learn). 

 

But she also used them in a more advanced approach. 

 

She counted the tiny feet and added both of the cards (4 and 4 makes 8). 

 

She also counted, added and subtracted the green circles. 

 

You can even try a simple learning game of turning the pieces over by 2’s and find their match (memory game for kids). 

 

Add letters to the green circles and align them in order from A-Z

 

What other fun ways can you think of creating a fun play to learn activity with these? 

 

Overall, we really enjoyed this set of cards to go along with the Very Hungry Caterpillar book. 

 

 

 

What does The Very Hungry Caterpillar teach? 

 

While having read this book for years, I can say there is so much to learn from this book. 

 

It explores through the colors, counting, fruits, the life cycle of a butterfly…

 

It is truly an amazing book filled with exploration, a journey and a wonderful experience. 

 

I will forever treasure this little book and hopefully learn and read it to my grandchildren one day! 

 

the very hungry caterpillar activity for kids

 

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