Baking with Kids: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Fruit Pizza (Cookies)

We have been reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar a lot now that it is spring, so I decided to put together a tasty activity for…


We have been reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar a lot now that it is spring, so I decided to put together a tasty activity for the kids. Whenever food is involved I never have difficulty keeping their attention :). We explored our sense of taste and baked some fruit pizza (cookies) together that includes the yummy fruits the hungry caterpillar ate.

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We are huge fans of Eric Carle Inspired Activities and we have more to come! Two of our favorite posts we have already shared are Feeding The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity and the Very Hungry Caterpillar Fun with Food Activities!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Taste Testing Sensory Activity

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The kids loved eating all the different types of fruit while we read the book together before making our pizzas. They had fun holding the fruit in their hands, squeezing them to see if juice would come out, smelling them, and of course tasting them all. You could also include more of the food the caterpillar ate like salami (my kids can’t get enough of it), cheese, cupcakes, watermelon… to make this activity a full meal!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Fruit Pizzas

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Sugar Cookie Dough (I used the pre-made kind from the store, but you could always make your own) Red and green frosting Apple, Pear, Plum, Strawberry, Orange Small circle cookie cutter Small pretzel sticks Directions: 1.  Roll out the cookie dough and use the cookie cutter to make 6 circle cookies for each caterpillar. Bake the cookies and set aside to cool. Meanwhile chop up the fruit into small pieces.
I cut each fruit in half, and cut one half into small pieces for their pizzas and cut the other half into slices for us to eat as we read the book.
2. To decorate the cookies spread red frosting on one cookie. To make the caterpillars face break a pretzel stick in half and put the pieces on the top of the caterpillars head to make the antennas. Use green frosting to make the face.
3. Have child decorate pizzas by spreading the green frosting on their cookie and adding fruit to the top.
I made each cookie using only one type of fruit, but my kids mixed the fruit up and I really like how theirs turned out (and tasted). Leave it to the kids to come up with the best way 🙂
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Hey, before you go be sure to check out our Hungry Caterpillar Activity Pack that includes this craft and a total of 100 pages of language activities, math activities, science activities, and more.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Printable Activity Pack: This adorable pack of engaging activities will teach children letters, numbers, phonics, fine motor skills, shapes, life cycle of a butterfly, nutrition, days of the week, and more. It makes teaching and learning fun and easy. (#preschool #kindergarten #printables #kidsactivities #homeschool)

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Love, Katie & the Kiddos


  1. We love this Hungry Caterpillar Activity! So much that we have featured it Peakle Pie as part of this week's Frugal Family Linky! Thanks for sharing and hope to see you joining in again soon!

  2. I love this tie-in to one of our favorite books. It does seem that food always brings them in!

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