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The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Animated Film

Activity 1

Have you ever seen a caterpillar?

What did it look like?

Do you know where butterflies come from?

What colour butterflies have you seen?


Now watch the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Talk to your grown up about the story.


Can you answer some of these questions?

What came out of the little egg that was on the leaf?

When did the caterpillar come out of the egg?

Why did the caterpillar go looking for food?

What did the caterpillar eat first?

How many pears did he eat? 

What did that caterpillar eat on Wednesday? 

When did the caterpillar eat the oranges? 

How many different foods did the caterpillar eat on Saturday?

Why do you think the caterpillar had a stomach ache? 

What made the caterpillar feel much better? 

What did the caterpillar build around himself?

How long did the caterpillar stay in the cocoon?

How did the caterpillar get out of the cocoon?

What did the caterpillar become? 


Activity 2

Look at the story again

What is your favourite part?

Tell your grown up all about it.

Now have a go at drawing a picture of the part that you liked the best.

If you want to put some labels on your picture you could use the word mat to help.

Adults- you do not need to write a sentence for your child to copy, just encourage them to have a go to help develop their pre-writing skills. You can use the word mat to support you if you need it.


Activity 3

Can you retell the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar to your toys (and your grown up). Try to remember what happened at the beginning, in the middle and at the end.

Words and sentence starters which might help you are:-

First, Next, Then, After that ……

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Caterpillar, Cocoon, Butterfly