Join us on March 20th for a very special picnic celebration with your favorite Caterpillar! Print out the party kit below, then share your Very Hungry Caterpillar Day picnic festivities by using #VHCDay! If your little one loves The Very Hungry Caterpillar, then they’re sure to delight in these printable coloring pages and activities! They will recognize many of Eric Carle’s beloved characters that are represented in these printables. Check out the activities below and get ready to dive deeper into the World of Eric Carle!!
Print the full VHC Day Activity PDF HERE or pick and choose your favorite activities below!
Coloring Card Activity
Print this page and color and fill out the card below. Then have a grown-up help you cut it out, fold it along the dotted lines, and give it to someone special on March 20th!
8.5 x 11″ Poster
This adorable poster makes great decor for your picnic party!
Cupcake Recipe & Toppers
Have a grown-up help you follow the cupcake recipe below. Then print and cut out the toppers, attach them to toothpicks or popsicle sticks, and use them to decorate your treats before you share them with friends.
Caterpillar Headwrap Activity
Print this page and have a grown-up help you cut out the pieces. Cut the red block into strips, use glue or tape to put the strips together in one long band, and fit the band to your head. Then attach the antennae, eyes, and nose!
Set up a space with a festive background to take photos in front of. Then print and cut out the picnic foods. Attach them to sticks to use as props in your Very Hungry Caterpillar Day photobooth!
Photobooth Speech Bubbles
Don’t forget the speech bubbles! Print, cut out, and attach to sticks for even more fun photo props.
Decorative Bunting Activity
Print multiple copies of this bunting activity and have a grown-up help you cut out the triangles. Then fold the flaps along the dotted line over a long piece of string and glue or tape them down. Hang your bunting wherever you plan to picnic and celebrate!
Christmas Tree Coloring Page
Can you color this Christmas tree scene using your favorite colors?
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Holiday Ornaments Coloring Pages
Color these very fun ornaments! When you’re done, have an adult help cut them out, then attach two ends of a piece of yarn or string to the top so you can hang them up.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Spring Scene Coloring Page
Sunshine and flower blossoms! Color in this spring scene with the Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Birthday Coloring Page
The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s birthday is March 20th! Help decorate his cake with bright colors.
The Very Busy Spider Coloring Page
From Carle’s The Very Busy Spider, your little ones will love coloring in this classic critter.
Mister Seahorse Coloring Page
Color in all of Mister Seahorse’s friends — from a stonefish to a bullhead.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Coloring Page
Bring The Very Hungry Caterpillar to life by coloring in the caterpillar and all the food it eats!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Balloons Coloring Page
Have your kids color in the balloons that are keeping The Very Hungry Caterpillar a float — and don’t forget the clouds!
Easter Egg Basket Coloring Page
Help your kids get ready for Easter with this coloring sheet!
House Coloring Page
Your children can add their friends, family, and pets into the windows of the house, then color the whole thing.
Dream Snow Draw a Winter Wonderland Activity
Draw your own winter wonderland in the space provided!
Dream Snow Spot the Differences Activity
Can you spot the differences between these two pictures?
Can you trace the lines from the snowflakes to the bottom of the page?
Draw a Picture of Yourself
Caterpillar is VERY hungry. Spider is VERY busy. How do you describe yourself? Are you silly? Creative? Sleepy? Fill in the blank below and then draw a picture of yourself.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Counting and Coloring Page
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is still hungry! Count how many strawberries, plums, and oranges he ate and then color them in.
Brown Bear Handprint
With your help, your kids can create their very own Brown Bear from Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by cutting out the head and using their handprint for the body.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Bookmarks
Color in these adorable designs and get a new bookmark!
Hermit Crab Handprint
Kids can create their own crab from A House for Hermit Crab by cutting out the shell and using their handprint for the crab’s body.
Mama Duck & Ducklings Coloring Sheet and Bookmark
Color in the mama duck and her ducklings, then color in and cut out the bookmark below.
Counting & Matching Game
Connect the number to the correct number of fruits in this game. For added fun, color in the fruit!
Flower Finger Painting
Parents and caregivers can help their kids with this fun finger painting activity. Using the stems provided, kids can use their fingerprints and paint to add beautiful flowers!