Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Magnetic caterpillar and pom poms play

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of our favorite Eric Carle books. Sometime back we created life cycle of Butterfly art to go along with the book. This time we acted out the story using magnetic pom poms and the magnetic very hungry caterpillar.

"In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf."

Materials Used: Cookie tray, white Magnetic pom pom, CD(Taped to the tray using masking tape), Green construction paper leave

Sun came up and Pop! - out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar

Enact "The very hungry caterpillar" story with Magnetic pom poms and cookie tray

Materials Used: Cookie tray taped with construction papers(for blue sky and ground backdrop), Magnetic hungry caterpillar, Yellow magnetic pom poms

For the next few pages, we tailored the fruit names based on the pom poms we had

On Monday, he ate through one apple
On Tuesday, he ate through two oranges
On Wednesday, he ate through three blue berries
On Thursday, he ate through four Bananas
On Friday, he ate through five strawberries

On Saturday he ate through lots of foods, We didn't do all of them. We just read through the pages.

On Sunday, He ate through a single green leaf

Pom Pom Magnetic caterpillar

He built a small house, called Cocoon, around himself

We placed our very hungry caterpillar inside a TP roll(Cocoon)

Materials Used: Cookie tray, Magnetic hungry caterpillar, construction papers, Toilet paper roll

He was a Beautiful Butterfly

For the body of the butterfly, We used magnetic hungry caterpillar and For the wings, we used magnetic pom poms

Magnetic Pom Pom Butterfly

CJ was super excited when she completed her beautiful butterfly. She said "Mommy the butterfly was feeling lonely, so look what I did!"

Enact the Story of The very Hungry Caterpillar


  1. Oh my! How cute and fun fun fun! Love the idea of using magnets!

    And thanks for sharing on kids get crafty!


  2. We're using The Very Hungry Caterpillar next week & can't wait to use some of your ideas! Very cute!!

  3. Oh this is amazing- my daughter would love it. Pompoms are not easily available here so I would have to adapt it to some other globular stuff! Thank You for the ideas


  4. There is clever and looks so fun!

  5. What a great way to re-enact the story! Thanks for linking it up to Monday Madness.

  6. I love how you re-told the story using these magnets and pom poms.

    Great job!!! thanks for sharing on the Sunday Showcase. I always look forward to seeing what you've been up to!


  7. LOve love love this idea and love the magnetic pom poms. So many things that can be done with that. I am so excited to have found your blog through Monday Madness. Hope you link up again tomorrow.

  8. So cute! We are about to have a hungry caterpillar 1st birthday party at our house. Wish I'd seen this a couple weeks ago =-) Hopefully I post pictures by mid next week. I would love for you to link up at