My Very Hungry Caterpillar 4+

Encourage kids to nurture

StoryToys Entertainment Limited

Designed for iPad

    • 4.3 • 8.3K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


It begins with a tiny egg. Tap it and marvel as it hatches into a Very Hungry Caterpillar. Can you find him some food to eat?

Eric Carle’s much-loved character, The Very Hungry Caterpillar™, has won the hearts of millions of children around the world for more than 50 years. Equally My Very Hungry Caterpillar app has been enthralling and teaching new generations of children in this award-winning toddler-friendly game. With over 6 million downloads to date this multi-award winning app has now been fully updated for this special 5th anniversary release.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar loves food and fun. Feed him, play with him, and make sure to tuck him up under his cosy leaf so he gets plenty of rest. The more the caterpillar grows the more new activities you unlock. Grow flowers, sort shapes, paint pictures, pick fruit, go sailing alongside cute rubber ducks and goldfish. You can even hunt for buried treasure with him. Push him on a swing. Have fun playing together. Help him explore, pick him up, or take a peek into his colorful toy box.

If you care for him, the caterpillar turns into a cocoon. Tap it and help transform him into a beautiful butterfly.

Then do it all again when a new egg appears.

It's a world of beauty and color you'll return to again and again.

Also includes a FREE sticker pack for iMessage with magical stickers from the world of Eric Carle.



My Very Hungry Caterpillar is designed for preschoolers and Eric Carle fans of all ages, it includes the following features:

• Amazing 3D My Very Hungry Caterpillar interactive character

• Develops nurturing skills and encourage a love of nature

• Wide range of interactive learning activities

• Non-competitive individualized play

• Beautifully-illustrated scenes based on Eric Carle’s colorful hand-painted collage illustrations

• Intuitive, child-friendly and easy to use

• Charming musical effects and comforting soundtrack

What’s New

Version 3.5.1

As well as performance updates My Very Hungry Caterpillar now supports Japanese language.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
8.3K Ratings

8.3K Ratings

AdkCdb ,

Literally love this

I used to play this with my grandma on my older ipad. And she loves it! What I don’t like is you can’t play with everything. You need to buy something. Like, everything used to be free… but I still love to see the caterpillar, so cute, I even have a puppet of the Hungry Caterpillar at my grandma’s house. I love seeing it run to the ball, run away from the wind up ladybug. And of course the painting, I love to paint, but it’s not the same if everting costs…
Still love it tho❤️❤️❤️❤️

Developer Response ,

We're thrilled you're enjoying out app! Most people see a whole lot of fun in our app, and seem to get much "bang for the buck," so to speak. Why not try it yourself and see how much fun there is for your kids! :)

mama emme ,

Very good

I had the original free app on my phone and my grandkids loved it, until it started going wonky and not responding to touch. I was very happy to try the new free version and just paid for the whole app. It is well-done and engages a new set of grandkids. I like that it is expanded to include all the foods; the growing flowers are a great addition. My main criticism is that the app screen slides too easily; when we are trying to do activities in one section, it keeps sliding off to another. There does not seem to be any way to temporarily hold or lock on one section so as to fully play with the things there. That is frustrating for young and old alike.

Developer Response ,

Whoa! Something obviously has gone wrong so let's find a way to right it! Email us right away at and we will solve your problem somehow!

NotHappyAndHungry ,

My 2 y/o cheats.

My autistic 2 y/o loves this game. We’ve bought it on five different devices. Although, he has figured out how to cheat to skip through the days quicker. He holds down the leaf on the sleeping caterpillar, drags it away and then brings it back and it goes to the next day. He does this over and over until he sees the picnic basket because he likes to watch the food jump out of the basket. Then he continues on to make the butterfly.

Also, only thing I’d love to see is feeding the caterpillar a leaf on the final day. I was so looking forward to that since he gets a belly ache and only eats a leaf the last day in the book.

Developer Response ,

Wow! You've made our day! We're so happy you're enjoying the app. This makes everyone's hard work here worthwhile. And now...onto creating the next feature we hope you'll love! ✨

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