The Very Hungry Caterpillar Game
Four “Feedable” Caterpillar Game Pieces
40 “Food” Pieces
Spinner with 4 Sun Spots and 1 Moon Spot
Object of the Game
To be the first player to complete the circle of life, transforming
from a caterpillar to a butterfly.
out the food pieces and place them in the center of the game board.
the spinner. From the back of the
spinner card, push the circular base of the spinner arrow through the hole
in the spinner card. From the
front of the spinner card, snap the arrow into the base.
Playing the Game
player chooses a Caterpillar Game Piece and places it at “Start.”
youngest player goes first by spinning the Spinner (Player 1).
1 then moves the number of spaces on the board as indicated on the
Player 1 has moved, play passes to the next player on the left.
Players spinning a “Sun” Spot (1-4) move the number of
spaces shown. Players lose a turn when
they spin a “Moon.”
Moving around the Board
and Spin a Sun- Players stop on this space and stay until they spin a sun,
moving forward the number of spaces shown.
and Spin a Moon- Players stop on this space and stay until they spin a
moon, moving forward one space.
- Spin a
Sun to Move Toward Finish- Players stop on this space and stay until they
spin a sun, moving forward the number of space shown.
and Collect 5 Fruits (Feed your Caterpillar)- Eating Circles (3) – players
stop here and stay until they collect enough food to continue moving. To collect food, players spin and
choose the number of food items indicated on the spinner from the center
of the game board. If a “Moon” is spun,
they do not collect any food on that turn. The player then “feeds” his/her caterpillar by putting the
food pieces into his/her game piece.
Once a player has collected the required amount of food, the player
moves forward on his/her next turn.
Note: The food chosen must match the food pictured in the eating
Winning the Game
The first Player to reach “Finish” and transform
into a beautiful butterfly wins the game.
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