What Did The Caterpillar Eat? Sensory Bag

One of our favorite books to read to Blake is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Its a book that I think most children have had read to them, and one that i can vaguely remember being read to when I was little. Its one of Blake's first books that we purchased for him and he loves it. 

So when I was looking through the fab resources for newborn- two years from Twinkl and came across some The Very Hungry Caterpillar activities, one of them I knew I had to do was the What did the Caterpillar  eat? Sensory bag. 

Its so easy to make and Blake has had lots of fun with it too. 

You can find the resources and how to make this activity here. 


Blake still is at an age where he can still have fun with activities like this but as he gets older he will start to understand and engage more so this activity will really help with is learning. 

I am going to also do this activity again with him when he is a little older as at the moment its all about the sensory aspect rather than learning about food names etc. 



As a parent, sometimes messy activities can be a pain to do. This activity is non messy and and because its easy to make and do its not time consuming either. The only thing is that you will need a laminater which in my opinion is an investment to have if you love doing loads of activities at home. Because the items are laminated you can clean them and resuse them  so that you wont have to print them off again. Once you have finished the activity all you have to do is remove the laminated bits and pop the ziplock bag straight in the bin. 

What do you think of this sensory bag activity do you think your little one would love to do this? 

Would you like to comment?

fun as a gran said...

ooohhh the twins love the hungry caterpillar, will point this out to daughter

Unknown said...

T used to love the Caterpillar story too when she was a toddler. I think she'd definitely be interested in the sensory bag activity too.

Where Roots And Wings Entwine said...

Love the idea of this sensory bag and as we love The Very Hungry Caterpillar in this house, with my youngest having had the story read to him a number of times now by his big brother who is learning to read, it is an activity we will definitely be trying.

Unknown said...

We love sensory bags. Haven't tried a Hungry Caterpillar one yet, but this looks ace!

Holly Hancocks said...

Ooh this looks fun - does the child just dig around in the bag for the food items? Looks lovely - and Hungry Caterpillar is GREAT!! I'm sure a laminater will be on my to-buy list once Pickle is here and able to start playing!

Unknown said...

This looks lots of fun and my two would definitely love to do this. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Aah my boys still love The Very Hungry Caterpillar! I think they'd absolutely love this! :)

Erica Price said...

That's a lovely activity to go with a lovely book.

Mellissa Williams said...

It's great that it is a non messy activity. The book is brilliant - it must be one of the most read books for pre-schoolers.

Kara said...

Eliza is doing the Hungry Caterpillar at school so she would love this

Lilinha said...

Such a lovely sensory activity to get children talking and using their imagination! :)
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Unknown said...

Big sensory bag fan over here and what a fab idea, very creative. Hungry Caterpillar one of our favourite books too.

beautyqueenuk said...

Aw this is so cute, anything Hungry Caterpillar themed gets my vote x

Unknown said...

this is such a cute idea. my ones love sensory play x

Heart2Art said...

This looks like a great idea! My Toddler loves that book.

Sabina @MummyMatters said...

This I a great idea, each of my children have their own copy of the Hungry Caterpillar and they haven't grown out of it yet 😊

Jessica Powell said...

Aw, this looks fab! We have a plushie caterpillar with all different crinkly / sound bits, etc, which my daughter loves. :) x

Admin said...

How cool is this. I bet it will be a great thing to do with my boys x

Ickle Pickle said...

Pickle is doing this at school now, and he loves the story! This is a great idea. Kaz x

Jenni said...

This is a fab idea, looking forward to Lucas being old enough to make things together x

Fiona said...

I always wonder why that book is so popular, I wasn't a fan at all, maybe I'm missing something because everyone else loves it! :) I think the sensory bag is a great idea x

Unknown said...

I am certainly getting this for my little boy. I think even my 3 years old girl would still enjoy this. Thank you for shering x

Evelina said...

Looks like fun! I think I just got a present idea for my nephew :)

Zena's Suitcase said...

we love the hungry caterpillar. This is a great activity to do with children. I'd not thought about a laminator, you've got me thinking now

harlina said...

It's great read it to my daughter now reading it to my grandchildren