Monday, April 15, 2013

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Story Retelling Ziploc Activity

I am working on, creating a Book Tote for The Very Hungry Caterpillar , filled with activities and props that go along with the story. I am participating in a swap with 11 other woman to create this together. Last night, I finished up my final contribution, a Very Hungry Caterpillar Story Retelling Ziploc Bag Activity. This was so simple to make and my son had a ball with it this morning! All I did was download and print the free file from the Teaching Heart Blog, which can be found here.

I laminated the pieces to make them more durable, if you don't have access to a laminator, I'd recommend printing the file on cardstock. I cut out all of the pieces, including the holes for the mouth and the stomach.

I taped the caterpillar onto a sandwich sized Ziploc bag and cut an opening in onside of the bag for the mouth. Nice and simple and ready to play with! You can use this in conjunction with the book or on it's own to see if your child can retell the story. In order, slip each piece of food into the caterpillar's mouth and you will see it in his belly. Too cute!



  1. Hello Children At Play! I want to show something I made that was inspired by this prop that you've created. I was also inspired by another prop I also came across on on Pinterest.

    Here is my TVHC story telling prop!

    1. I don't see it, but I would love too! I'm actually working on putting together a VHC birthday party for my youngest.

    2. Oh. silly me, I forgot to put the link;

      Oh that sounds like fun. I've been on Eric Carle's website and I there were party items such as cutlery and banners etc. I think some things you could even make yourself!