Very Hungry Caterpillar Shapes 4+

Play with shapes and colours

StoryToys Limited

Designed for iPad

    • 3.4 • 29 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
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Nerea007 ,

My toddler LOVES this, but very glitchy

My toddler absolutely loves this beautifully designed and simple “Montessori” style game. I honestly think it’s more in line with the Montessori philosophy of simplicity than even the Montessori branded games out there.

Unfortunately this particular game is super buggy and there isn’t a way to refresh to screen or save his place. I still love it - I just hope they can fix the bugs.

I even just tried nuking the app only to have it have a bug again within a couple minutes. The only way to get unstuck is to pick a new game or kill the app and restart.

Please, please, please fix this app and keep making amazing educational games!!!

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are sorry you're having trouble with the app. Can you please send us an email with details at Thanks!

as20192020 ,


Update to developer:
Why don’t you play your own app and update it. This is obvious that your app has had bugs for at least 5 years now per the reviews and you have blatantly refused to even attempt to fix the bugs, but it seems your response to everyone is “email us, we will fix it.” If you have already been emailed about the bugs, why haven’t you fixed them? We have all paid for this app since there is no option to try it for free. This only hurts the kids that can’t continue because a block/piece won’t move and we as parents have to restart them from the beginning.

Son loves the game but consistently glitches where objects won’t move so he can’t continue and he gets frustrated and I have to restart the game for him. There have been no updates for 5 years so it seems the creators don’t care since this seems to be a consistent issue over the last few years according to the reviews. At this point I wish I didn’t have to pay for the app to try it so i would have know of the issues beforehand

Developer Response ,

Yikes! Don't worry; we turn issues into solutions. Please contact and let us take good care of you.

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!

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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