Very Hungry Caterpillar Shapes 4+

Play with shapes and colours

StoryToys Entertainment Limited

Designed for iPad

    • 3.4 • 22 Ratings
    • $4.99



The first in a series of innovative educational apps featuring Eric Carle’s much-loved character, The Very Hungry Caterpillar™, this magical learning adventure introduces preschoolers to shapes and colors.

You’ll love seeing your kids develop their reasoning skills – they'll love solving puzzles, exploring a beautiful 3D playground and having fun with The Very Hungry Caterpillar™.

When puzzles are completed, there are delightful and surprising interactions: watch as The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ floats away with a balloon, flowers magically grow, mechanical toys whirr into action, and hidden doorways open up for the Very Hungry Caterpillar to crawl into!

Prepare to be amazed: your toddlers are a lot smarter than you might imagine!


Over 50 puzzles in six categories increase with difficulty to keep kids engaged and excited. They'll learn how to:

• Recognise basic and advanced shapes
• Sort and match shapes with similar colors
• Compare light and dark shades
• Identify patterns and sequences
• Order shapes by size
• Combine shapes to complete pictures


• Developed in line with the US Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework
• Encourages logical thinking and math skills through comparing, sorting, identifying sizes and patterns
• Tapping and dragging strengthens fine motor skills
• Kids interact with a wide range of colors and shapes

The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ – Shapes & Colors is part of the StoryToys Jr. line. Designed for preschoolers, the app is a follow-up to the global bestseller My Very Hungry Caterpillar™:

* Kidscreen 2016 Award
* Winner of the 2015 Bologna Ragazzi Digital Award *
* The #1 Kids app in over 30 countries *
* Children's Technology Review, Top 10 Essential Apps for a Child’s First iPad *
* Tech With Kids Best Pick App Award *

What’s New

Version 1.2.0

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

mrgump123 ,

Great app but glitches

My four year old loves this app! The music is very peaceful and she loves matches shapes, colors and even shades of colors. The only problem is that every time she gets about ten minutes in, the app glitches and a shape won’t move and there’s nothing we can do but close the app and start over. It always bums her out to have to quit and start over.

Developer Response ,

Hi there. Sorry you're having problems with the app. Can you please email us at with the details and we'll look into it for you. Thanks!

NCMom2Two ,

Please fix the freezing pieces issue!

My kids love the app but get so frustrated (and so do mom and dad) because a piece freezes at some point on almost every level causing us to have to constantly reboot the app. Please fix the freezing issue and make it so progress can be saved as well.

Developer Response ,

Hi there. We'd like to help you resolve this issue. Can you please email us at with the model and OS of your device and we'll look into it for you. Thanks!

Celene040894 ,

3 year old loves it but freezes often

It’s been really helpful for my 3 year old but no matter what activity you do, a piece seems to freeze and you’ll have to restart the app and it makes him start from the beginning.

Developer Response ,

Sorry you're having difficulty with the app. Could you please email us at explaining the problem and we'll do our best to help you resolve it. Thanks!

App Privacy

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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