The Very Hungry Caterpillar Feeding Game

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

I’m pretty sure most people that read this blog will be familiar with The Very Hungry Caterpillar children’s book.  It’s been a favourite for years and both my boys (2 and 4) still enjoy it.

Whilst browsing the different activities and printables on Twinkl I came across a lovely Very Hungry Caterpillar post it game.  Print out the caterpillar face and food items, then simply cut out (glue to cardboard if you want to make it sturdier or laminate) to use.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

We decided that the pop-up tunnel we have would make the perfect caterpillar body and hung his face up in the entrance of the tunnel to make a caterpillar ready to feed.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

I placed the food items in a tub with pasta to hide them a little and then asked the boys to find a particular food each to feed the caterpillar.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

They loved this game!  Mr A (2) would be quite happy just feeding the caterpillar without any further instruction, however Mr O at 4 years old was much more interested in finding the correct food item and posting them in quick succession.  It’s also great that each picture of the food has the word written below it to help older children like O to recognise those words.


The game is in the new 0-2 section of Twinkl, but it can definitely be used for older siblings too.

Do your kids love The Very Hungry Caterpillar? Do you need to find games for two different age groups too?

J x

*I received a subscription to Twinkl to share their fantastic ideas with my readers.

A Cornish Mum


  1. April 7, 2016 / 9:29 am

    Oh lovely, what a sweet idea for a game. And so much more realistic using your tunnel as a caterpillar too!

  2. April 8, 2016 / 2:41 pm

    Looks like they had so much fun! I’m off to check out Twinkl – not heard of it before! #PicknMix x

  3. April 8, 2016 / 7:48 pm

    Love this idea! Great game for them both to play together. I’m going to bookmark it for the future. Thanks for sharing! #pickNmix

  4. April 10, 2016 / 1:44 pm

    What a fantastic idea! I love how creative you were with making your caterpillar! X

  5. April 10, 2016 / 5:33 pm

    This looks like so much fun

  6. April 12, 2016 / 7:00 am

    What a wonderful idea! My son LOVES The Hungry Caterpillar so will have to check this out 🙂 #picknmix

  7. April 12, 2016 / 8:52 am

    A lovely idea and you really can’t go wrong with the Very Hungry Caterpillar can you?

  8. April 13, 2016 / 8:07 pm

    Oh I love this game, the tunnel is perfect for it. Think my boys 5 and 8 would still love this as the hungry caterpillar has always been a favourite. Thanks for linking to #PicknMix

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