The Very Hungry Caterpillar Play Dough

Because we all love that amazing book; The Very Hungry Caterpillar – In celebration of World book day today I thought I would re-blog this post from a while back (from my old website) Hopefully it will inspire you and your little ones to play too.

I’m sure you all know the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, it’s been a long time favourite of ours. So let us begin. In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf…..

 … pop out of the egg came a little caterpillar, he was VERY hungry.

My Little one really enjoyed making the fruit and we got to practice counting too. We had to substitute lemons for oranges and bananas for plums much to little helpers amusement. He used his little play dough tool to pop in the nibble holes counting as we went.

He was still hungry…

Yep we made all this too!

One piece of Chocolate cake, one ice cream cone, one pickle, one piece of Swiss cheese, one slice of salami , one lolly pop, one piece of cherry pie, one sausage, one cup cake and one slice of watermelon. That night he had stomach ache.

The next day he ate though one nice green leaf. ‘But why mummy?’ ‘Because caterpillars eat leaves’ I replied, ‘oh’. I thought this was quite amusing because he never questioned eating the cake, ice cream, sausage etc! Then we made a great BIG caterpillar.





And a cocoon. I’m sure we all remember the end when he becomes a beautiful butterfly, we enjoyed rolling little balls and squishing them into a pattern, adding sparkly sequins would work really well too.



I hope you enjoyed us bringing this story to life. If you are thinking about making your own story time play dough please feel free to share in our Facebook group The Dotty Dough Club House.

Lezah x

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