*Contains gifted products for review
It’s a story we all know and love, can you believe the Very Hungry Caterpillar is turning 50 years old this month? The Very Hungry Caterpillar, written by Eric Carle is well known in our house and has been read to both my boys on numerous occasions since they were very little. The story and the artwork from the book are iconic and has fans, like us, all around the world. To help us celebrate the milestone we were kindly sent some products to try out and they’re so lovely, I can’t wait to show you them so you can go and buy them for your Very Hungry Caterpillar fans!
Dress up as the Very Hungry Caterpillar
I often joke that Freddie, is infact, the Very Hungry Caterpillar. His appetite some days is incredible. We were sent this fantastic tabard and hat costume and I couldn’t wait to dress Freddie up. It’s available from Party Delights, RRP £13.99.
JoJoMamanBebe have this really cute exclusive t-shirt in their latest range to celebrate the milestone. Freddie wears a size 1-2 years, but other smaller sizes are available, RRP £16.
Something for everyone
I love that the Very Hungry Caterpillar appeals to all ages whether it’s very little ones who love the colours or much older ones who have read the book at bedtime or are using the book in their learning at school. It’s a real favourite with everyone.
The range of Very Hungry Caterpillar products is brilliant and there’s really something for everyone. We were sent some products aimed at younger children and some items for older children.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar board book is an essential on every child’s shelf. It’s easy to read and will become a favourite time after time. RRP, £3.99
For younger children
The Very Hungry Caterpillar activity toy from Rainbow Designs features a teething toy, soft, colourful fabric and textures. Ideal for little ones who are just starting to look around and interact with toys. RRP £19.99 I adore this PlayNest from Galt Toys. It’s an inflatable ring that baby’s can sit inside with 8 multi-sensory features incorporated in the activities around the Playnest to stimulate touch, vision and hearing. RRP £39.99.
For older children
Let’s Feed the Very Hungry Caterpillar Board Game is suitable for children aged 3+ and it’s a fun and educational board game that encourages players to make decisions and helps build on essential skills such as counting, collecting and puzzle building. RRP, £13.55.
Eric Carle Bug Goggles are brilliant fun. Ever imagined what it’s like to be a bug, pop on the goggles and your vision is temporarily transformed. Olly loved these and thought they were very funny! RRP, £7.99.
If your child loves nature then they will love the Very Hungry Caterpillar Butterfly growing kit. The kit includes a voucher for live caterpillars (these are redeemable at an additional cost), a reusable habitat and a butterfly feeder. I am slightly apprehensive about this product as I don’t like anything that flies but I’m willing to put aside my fear to entertain my boys as they watch the caterpillar transform into a beautiful butterfly.
My eldest son loves to bake (and make a mess) in the kitchen and is always asking for his own tools. This Very Hungry Caterpillar children’s baking set from Portmeirion is brilliant and ideal for little ones who want to get their hands messy in the kitchen. It includes mixing spoon, mixing bowl and apron. RRP, £21.00
We were also sent some Cawston Press Apple Juice cartons and Freddie has really enjoyed them. He’s just learnt how to drink through a straw so is finding it highly entertaining that he can drink the whole carton. A great way to get little ones to drink more! Available from Ocado and Waitrose, RRP £1.65 for 3 x 200ml.
A Very Hungry Caterpillar keepsake
Not only do children have a range of products to celebrate their love for the Very Hungry Caterpillar but so do grown ups. Licenced to Charm have created a collection of beautiful charm necklaces which are beautiful. I was sent the caterpillar version but the range also includes a butterfly, a book, an apple and a strawberry. Such a beautiful gift for Very Hungry Caterpillar fans. RRP £48.00
Thank you to all the brands for sending us the wonderful collection of products. Wishing a very happy birthday to the wonderful Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Disclosure: We were sent the products above as gifts. We were not asked to write this post and this post contains affiliate links which means if you purchase something using one of the links, I may receive a small incentive as a thank you. Thank you for your support.