The Hungry Caterpillar

By: Eric Carle

Materials Needed:

  • Pair of green socks ( One will remain empty while the other will be filled with stuffing)
  • Various colors of foam paper (This paper will be used to make the body of the caterpillar
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Various colors of poster board ( This will be used for the food that the caterpillar eats. Use poster boards to ensure strength. Laminate food when finished so that it will not tear. Cut big holes in the center of each item of food big enough for a teachers arm to fit through.)


One piece of white poster board. (Cut it in the shape of a butterfly. Have the children help you paint the butterfly. Let them choose colors.)

The Hungry Caterpillar