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The Very Hungry Caterpillar | Free Early Learning Resources for Teachers

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 instructional sheet demonstrating how to make marshmallow and peppermint cream caterpillars.

Illustrated Caterpillar Poems

A selection of Illustrated caterpillar themed poems, ideal to use as part of a minibeast theme

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Ideas

An illustrated A4 sheet featuring activities linked to The Very Hungry Caterpillar story.

The very hungry caterpillar activity ideas

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Adding Sheet

A set of addition sheets based around The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Counting and Tracing Sheet

A collection of maths sheets based around The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar CVC Game

A collection of letter cards based around The Very Hungry Caterpillar, designed for CVC games.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Days Of The Week Counting Game

A colourful maths game based around The Very Hungry Caterpillar in which the pupils must match up which food the caterpillar ate on which day.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Display Border

A set of large display borders featuring our interpretation of the characters from The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Display Posters

A selection of colourful A4 posters featuring our interpretation of characters from The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Editable Labels

A set of editable labels showing featuring our interpretation of characters and scenes from The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Food Diary

A collection of ‘food diaries’ based on our interpretation of characters from The Very Hungry Caterpillar story.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Fruit and Vegetable Counting Game

A maths sheet based around The Very Hungry Caterpillar.