This year the Very Hungry Caterpillar is celebrating its 45th Anniversary and there are a number of fantastic Very Hungry Caterpillar products launching - we've been trying out a few creative and activity ideas for children.
This Very Hungry Caterpillar Carry Pack is a fab idea for taking on holiday or to a relatives house to provide lots of ideas for fun activities. The pack contains a couple of wipe-clean colouring pages, a door hanger to make, re-usable stickers, a giant poster, a colouring poster and a height chart. Both of the girls went straight for the colouring pages and stickers. It costs just £3.99 for plenty of entertainment value.
Holly was particularly taken with the Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Fun Pack which is a more compact travel kit containing a colouring pad with images to colour in, a set of small colouring pencils and a small sheet of stickers. It was a nice small size for her and she loved all the images which are inspired by Eric Carle illustrations. This smaller Activity Fun Pack also costs £3.99.
But the item I am most impressed with is these Very Hungry Caterpillar Placements which come in a pad of around 30 perforated tear-off sheets which can be used as disposable placements. Each placemat features an activity of some sort - sometimes a puzzle, sometimes a challenge, sometimes a colouring sheet. The girls LOVE them.
This does, of course, mean that I now need to put colouring pencils or crayons up at the dinner table... not something I would normally encourage... but it is a bit of fun and it makes Lara feel like she is out at a restaurant. I think these placements, at £5.99 for a pad, would make a great addition to a birthday party or a special meal. The Very Hungry Caterprillar placemats are available at Debenhams.