The Very Hungry Caterpillar story telling pack and activities

The Very Hungry Caterpillar story telling pack and activities
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A BUMPER pack for the story 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'

Display resources

· Display banner- a long colourful banner with spotty border and pictures from the story

· Colourful posters of the Hungry Caterpillar and the butterfly with colourful spotty borders

· Story word cards- each card has a spotty border

· Butterfly photos- colour photos of different butterflies- great for discussion and toad to your displays

· Fruit photos- colour photos of the fruit in the story and photos showing the fruits cut in half

· Display border- two different display borders to print as many times as you need for displays of any size

· Title poster- An A4 sized poster with the title on

· Page borders- A4 sized borders pages with pictures and designs- great for quickly displaying work

· Large Caterpillar pieces- great to use as a display or to display some of the childrens’ work on each caterpillar piece- make it as long or short as you like!

· Colour butterflies- bold coloured butterflies with the colour name on them- these look great displayed in the outside area

· Story Questions- cards with questions about the story of The Hungry Caterpillar- great to add to a display

· Classroom Calendar- a lovely colourful Hungry Caterpillar themed calendar to change each day

Role play/ story props

· Colour face masks of The Hungry Caterpillar and the butterfly and also a cocoon and a leaf with an egg

· Coloured sequencing pictures- colourful pictures of the parts of the story- great for children to hold up and sequence or to make into a picture book

· Food pieces and story props- large pictures to hold up or use on a display of the different foods in the story and an egg, leaf, small caterpillar, large caterpillar, cocoon and a butterfly


· Story Powerpoint- an interactive powerpoint asking the children what food the Hungry Caterpillar ate on different days, what happened next etc with choices to click on

· Maths Powerpoint for children to count how many fruit on each page and click on the answer and find out if they are right or wrong

· Butterflies Powerpoint- a lovely Powerpoint about butterflies and the parts of them, what they eat and the lifecycle of a butterfly


· An A4 word card with pictures- great to use when writing about the story

· Acrostic poems- worksheets for children to write a ‘caterpillar’ or a ‘butterfly’ acrostic poem

· Alphabet Caterpillar- a large caterpillar to print out and make with a letter of the alphabet on each circle- this prints on 9 A4 sheets

· Alphabet leaves- a letter of the alphabet on each leaf- these look great with drawings of caterpillars on them

· Sequencing worksheet- cut out and sequence the days of the week and the foods eaten on each day

· Letter worksheets- worksheets for the letters ‘b’ and ‘c’

· Writing pages- A4 decorated pages for the children to write on or to include in your writing area


· A number line from 0-50 with each number on a different food

· Addition caterpillars- worksheets to add the numbers on the circles of the caterpillar and then use the key to colour by numbers

· Counting caterpillars- great cards to laminate and write the number of circles on each caterpillar

· Counting cards- cards up to 10 with pictures from the story to count

· Number line- a number line to 20 with the number and name and a picture of the Hungry Caterpillar or butterfly on alternate cards

· Size order caterpillars- a worksheet to cut and order the different sized caterpillars- in colour and black and white

· Symmetry- worksheets to make the butterflies symmetrical

Art and craft

· Colouring posters of a caterpillar, butterfly, cocoon etc.

· Cut and stick butterfly- cut out the parts of the butterfly to make your own butterfly

· Cut and stick caterpillars- Two versions with a plain caterpillar and a patterned caterpillar to cut out and make

· Food pictures- black and white large pictures of the food the Hungry Caterpillar eats to colour and collage

· Sequencing pictures- black and white pictures to colour

Games to make and play
· Butterfly matching pairs- a colourful game to play

· Food game- collect the different foods needed for your plate

· Matching pairs- a matching pairs game to match the different foods the Hungry Caterpillar ate

Life cycle of a butterfly
· Black and white pictures- large picture of the different stages of a butterfly lifecycle to colour and sequence

· Photographs- colourful photos of the different stages

· Large colour pictures- these look great on a display

· Life cycle book- a book for the children to make to write about each stage

· Worksheet- a worksheet to order the stages of the life cycle

Other resources

· Rhymes- two rhyme cards with caterpillar rhymes to learn

· My favourite meal- draw your favourite meal for the Hungry Caterpillar to try

· My food diary- record the food you eat in a week

· Our food diary- draw your food and the Hungry Caterpillars food each day

· Story sack tags- two different tags to use for labelling your story sack

· Tracing book- a book with cover to trace words and pictures

· Word search- Two different Hungry Caterpillar themed wordsearches
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