Children’s book of the week: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Did you know – we have a children’s book of the week? This week’s title is: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. This much loved story filled with Eric Carle’s vivid illustrations.

You can download a copy to read from cloudLibrary with your Kensington and Chelsea library card. And don’t worry if you’re not a library member yet as you can join online here.

We’ve found some great resources on the web to help you and your children get more out of this lovely story –

Eric Carle reads The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Listen to the author read his iconic children’s book on YouTube. Eric Carle has a very gentle and warm way of reading.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar – the free app

This award-winning app teaches reading skills and problem solving for pre-schoolers. Eric Carle’s artwork is faithfully reproduced to illustrate puzzles and games.

Create a collage in the style of Eric Carle

The Imagination Tree shows you how to create a textured collage with your child by printing, painting, cutting and gluing. This is a really intuitive and expressive activity that kids will grasp quickly and can freestyle their way through. Good for using up scrap paper and things you can find around the home.

Explore more Very Hungry Caterpillar activities for toddlers

Even without a printer, you can get ideas from this hungry caterpillar-inspired activities. Explore crafts, puppet making, story-telling, counting and many more inspiring activities that help their learning development.

We’re going on a Very Hungry Caterpillar scavenger hunt

Three ideas for a hungry caterpillar-inspired scavenger hunt. Children love to search for things and to tick them off a list. They can also help set up the scavenger hunt by hiding objects around the room for someone else to find. A lot of the objects can be improvised, drawn on paper or found in your fruit bowl!