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Picture of Kids Game: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

I was inspired to create this felt game by the 50th anniversary of "The very hungry caterpillar", a children's picture book designed, illustrated, and written by Eric Carle. It's a preschool game of counting, colors and also promote healthy eating :)

I hope you will find this tutorial easy to do by yourself. Have fun playing and learning together!

Step 1: Print the Templates on A4 Paper and Cut Out the Shapes

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mtabunda014 days ago
Hi there I am golden so you know how to make a Very Hungry Caterpillar I don't know how
Gregarious23 days ago
This looks very appealing for children, but I confess I do not see what the game is. Perhaps it is in the book you mention?
Of course I can see that some older children could enjoy making the parts and I expect that tasks could be set such as thread him through one of each or all the same etc. I imagine that some fun could be had just threading the caterpillar but I would have liked you to have given a few examples of games or activities that use the components and have proven popular.
Auroris (author)  Gregarious22 days ago
Hi, it's a very good question.
I made this game for my friend. Her kids are 2 and 5 years old. They are not familiar with Eric Carle's book and the story about the caterpillar. And I can tell you how I explained this game to her.

Choose different task and topics:
  • The small kids start to train and develop the motor skills, passing the caterpillar through fruits.
  • To study the colors by sorting different fruits and vegetables.
  • Count to 5: you have to find 1,2,3,4 and 5 identical shapes.
  • Study the butterfly development cycle: from caterpillar to butterfly, and you can mention that healthy food helps you to grow big and beautiful.
  • Get more familiar with the names of the days of the week: on Monday the caterpillar eats this... on Tuesday, that...
  • Attention: you put a few items on the table, the kid has 30 seconds to memorize them. Cover with a towel and pick up one item. Now, the kid has to find which one is missing. This is my favorite family game! Add different small items that you find in your home and test yourself.
I didn't know that my imagination is that good, but there are far more creative applications, I'm sure)))
offseid22 days ago
I love this so much! Thank you. Well done!
smartrem27 days ago
Can't vote enough for that. I read this story so many times for my kids.
sabu.dawdy1 month ago
This looks good
MaraCreates1 month ago
I love this!! This is the cutest thing ever, thank you for sharing it, wish my kids were younger, but still just might make it for myself, hehehe!
lsonja1 month ago
The plum is missing on the stencil....
Auroris (author)  lsonja1 month ago
Thank you for remark, I updated the stencil ;)
lsonja Auroris1 month ago
Thanks :)
zakbobdop1 month ago
What, no cake? :( (Just kidding, keep up the great work!)
One of my favorite books in kindergarten back in the day. *hearts and rosy cheeked face*
Great Job! Definitely sharing later this week. *thumbs up*
Auroris (author)  Treasure Tabby1 month ago
Thanks for appreciation, waiting for your photos ;)
This is just the cutest idea! I should really make this for my daughter :)
Auroris (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 month ago
Thank you ;)