This book has always been one of my favorites! We can never get enough of that cute chubby caterpillar. I'm sure this is a staple in your little ones collection too, so that's why pairing a couple of fun activities with it will be absolutely perfect. Gus and I had a blast putting together these activities, and I'm sure your little one will love them as well!
What you will need:
- Red and green washable kids paint
- Pom poms
- Pipe cleaners
- Green and yellow paper
- Egg carton
- Green and red grapes
- Baking cups
Activity #1...Pom Pom Very Hungry Caterpillar
This art project is as easy as they come. First you will need pom-poms, a clothespin and paint. Clamp your pom-pom with the clothes pin, dip it in the paint and let your little one stamp away. Depending on how old your child is you may have to help them out a little, I know Gus needed help. We let our paint dry and then took yellow and green paper and cut out the eyes and nose. Draw those cute brown legs with a brown crayon and use purple pipe cleaner to make the ears.
Activity #2...Grape Caterpillars
These grape caterpillar skewers are super cute and who doesn't love a healthy snack for their little munchkin!
Activity #3...Baking cup Butterflies
Baking cups are not just for making cupcakes anymore! These darling butterflies are fun for any age. Gus loved playing with these after we put them together. Just twist your baking cup in half and wrap a pipe cleaner around the middle! It really is that easy!
Activity #4...Egg Carton Caterpillar
The best activities in my eyes are those that use household items that you usually throw away. You just need to cut your egg carton in half and paint it with red and green paint. After it dries, cut out the eyes and ears and glue them on. Poke holes in the top of the head and use purple pipe cleaner to make cute little ears. There you have it, a darling egg carton caterpillar!
Activity #5...Caterpillar on a Leaf
These pom-pom caterpillars were really easy to make. You can either glue them or take a needle and thread to connect them together. Next I glued on a couple wiggly eyes. I then cut out leaves and used a hole punch to create the holes where that hungry little caterpillar ate through the leaf. This last step was where I got Gus involved, he colored on the leaves (his version of coloring which is really just a couple of scribbles).