The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Making a Hungry Caterpillar with Nanny Ju Ju

The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Our Book Inspiration.

It has been a week of Caterpillars and so it was only fitting to make our own Hungry Caterpillar.

Nanny Ju Ju and her little charges read the book; searched the garden and munched on all the fruit that the Hungry Caterpillar ate. We lined the apple, pear, plum, strawberry and orange pieces up along the bench and had a little counting session as well.

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What we did:

I drew pictures of all the pieces of food from the book to colour in and my eldest little charge helped cut them out and glue them to the black paper circles. We used black ones to make our colouring in seem brighter.

We stuck together two pieces of A4 paper for our background and cut strands of string to attach the black paper circles to for hanging the pieces of food in order of sequence.

We then glued our chosen coloured paper circles to the blue background to make our loooong Caterpillar body; drew on many legs; a face and some antennas.

The final stage was writing our names and sticky taping each picture of food to the backside of the blue background.


I think they look awesome!


List of Materials:

Pre-cut paper circles; PVA glue; scissors; A4 sheets of white paper; A4 sheets of coloured paper; string lengths; sticky tape; pencils and pens.

Benefits of an experience like this are developing fine motor skills, turn taking, counting and numeracy; interpreting literature and exploring several environments.

Happy Caterpillaring! 


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