Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Happy Birthday Eric Carle

June 25th is Eric Carle's birthday! My kids love his books, so in honor of his birthday, we are reading and creating all things Eric Carle. To get us started, today we read The Hungry Caterpillar and created some caterpillar crafts.  If you don't have the book, check out this link to an online version of Eric Carle reading The Hungry Caterpillar.  My kids love hearing the author read.

We made:
C for Caterpillar 
(also a great circle review)

 
And made fuzzy pom-pom caterpillar puppets.

 
We're also planning to make these Butterfly Life Cycle print-outs into stick puppets.

 

If you want some other Eric Carle ideas, why not read The Very Busy Spider and make a yarn spider or do some marble painting and make a W for Web.

Later in the week, I'll be sharing some other crafts and fun stuff to go along with The Grouchy Ladybug, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, and A House for Hermit Crab.  In the meantime, you can get more inspiration from this Eric Carle Linky Party!  So many great ideas!!


What's your kid's favorite Eric Carle Book?

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