Magical Insects Activity For Toddlers: Bean Caterpillar

Magical Insects Activity For Toddlers: Bean Caterpillar

Has your toddler observed a wriggly caterpillar chomping on a leaf? Well, here’s a chance to introduce your little one to one of the stages of a butterfly’s metamorphosis. You could pick out everyday material, like a vegetable. We’ve used flat beans to create some caterpillars. How about using plasters for adhesive, instead of glue. This magical insects bean caterpillar activity shows you how.

Parental Involvement: High

Duration: 15 minutes

Skills Acquired: Curiosity, Imagination, Sensory


  1. Flat beans
  2. Plasters
  3. Coloured paper
  4. Sketch pen
  5. Glue
  6. A pair of scissors

Instructions for Magical Insects Bean Caterpillar Activity

  • Place flat beans on a coloured paper.
  • Tape each in place with plasters.
  • Define the caterpillar, using the sketch pen. Create more caterpillars in the same manner.
  • Add details to the setting around the caterpillars.

Your caterpillar set-up is ready!

Talk to your child about the lifestyle of a caterpillar; what all it does. Then, try creating other creepy crawlies using the other everyday materials.

As your child uses the plasters to tape the flat beans in place, it improves their grip, besides enabling sensory experience.

Activity done by Vishwajeet