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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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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Fruit and Vegetable Counting Game

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Healthy Eating Counting Game

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Maths Booklet

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Notepaper

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Pattern Game

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Playdough Mats

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Role-Play Masks

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Self-Registration

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Small World Backdrop

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Stick Puppets

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Story Cut Outs

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Story Sequencing Sheets


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