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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is a well-known and well-loved children’s classic. It tells the story of a tiny caterpillar who develops an enormous appetite and proceeds to eat huge quantities of many types of food, until he makes himself feel quite sick. This story is ideal for using during PSED lessons to discuss healthy eating and can also be effectively used to reinforce basic numeracy skills.

Please note, all of the resources in this section have been designed using original ELHQ artwork. They are 100% unofficial and have not been endorsed by the author or publisher in any way.The Very Hungry Caterpillaris a wonderful book which we highly recommend.



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Caterpillar Cooking Activity

Illustrated Caterpillar Poems

The very hungry caterpillar activity ideas

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Ideas

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Adding Sheet

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Colouring Sheets

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Counting and Tracing Sheet

The Very Hungry Caterpillar CVC Game

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Days Of The Week Counting Game

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Display Border

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Display Posters

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Editable Labels

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Food Diary


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