On March 20th, we celebrate The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day in honor of one of Eric Carle's most beloved picture book characters!
FUN FACT! Since its publication in 1969, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been translated into 62 languages! Fifty years later, a copy of the book sells somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Carle believes this book stands out as such a beloved classic because it is about hope. "Like the caterpillar," he says, "children will grow up and spread their wings."
To help you celebrate this special day at home, here are some activities you can do!
1. Join the official Very Hungry Caterpillar Day Picnic Party with these free downloadable activities!
2. Prepare a week long Very Hungry Caterpillar-inspired snack with a small hole cut through it!
Monday – apple
Tuesday – pears
Wednesday – plums
Thursday – strawberries
Friday – oranges
Saturday – any of the ff: chocolate cake, ice-cream cone, pickle, cheese, salami, lollipop, cherry pie, sausage, cupcake, watermelon.
Sunday – leafy vegetable
Check out these 22 The Very Hungry Caterpillar inspired food creations for more awesome ideas!
3. To end the day, make sure to read The Very Hungry Caterpillar together during bedtime! If you don't have your own copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, you can check out this video to see Eric Carle himself reading aloud this book!
We hope you'll join Owl and Dino in celebrating The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day! Please do not forget to tag @owl.and.dino when you try any of these activities with your kids!