ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Eric Carle Activities and Lessons

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Eric Carle Activities and Lessons

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We sure hope you have had a wonderful month of reading and celebrating books! It sure was fun to put our posting focus into one area for a few short weeks! There are so many great authors that we would have loved to feature and more books that a year's worth of blogging could hold. Hopefully, you discovered a new favorite during your March reading adventures. Today we will end our celebration with a few great favorites from Eric Carle.
My (List Maker Katie) children put together a simple, yet cute Very Hungry Caterpillar craft with their Gram. The used paper strips to create the links of the caterpillars body and decorated a giant leaf for it to sit on. I thought it was cute that they punched holes in the leaf to show the caterpillars little nibbles. My daugther, who loves to craft and create, also wanted to make the other foods and did so with a pile of construction paper scraps. Perfect for scissor practice and story retelling props.

Planted by Streams put together cheerful sunflowers inspired by Carle's book The Tiny Seed.

Art Smarts 4 Kids explains the step by steps to making Eric Carle inspired Valentine cards.

Deep Space Sparkle displays the work of an art teacher who is also an Eric Carle fan. This first link explains an Eric Carle inspired Snowman project used with Kindergarteners.

For a small fee, Deep Space Sparkle, also shares a downloadable file of Eric Carle Lesson Plans that inspire creativity.

This blog is a fun resource for Eric Carle themed lessons to accompany many of his famous books.

The students impacted by MaryMaking put together colorful Eric Carle inspired City Scapes.

Feels Like Home put together a wonderful post full of Eric Carle links in celebration of his birthday.

Adventures in Homemaking used magazine cut outs to create Carle inspired insects.

My littlest boys enjoyed watching and listening to this YouTube video featuring Carle's I See a Song.

Apology: We have fun pictures to highlight each of these links, but for some crazy technical reason today none of them will publish in the post. Sorry!


  1. We love Eric Carle at our house. I saw a few other fun projects just this week:

    a cute set of felt pieces to retell the very hungry caterpillar at:

    also a huge, fantastic unit about the very hungry caterpillar at:

  2. Eric Carle napkins, plates, and tablecloths are on clearance for $1 at target!!

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  3. Love these caterpillars! My daughter would love these! She has the $5.00 hungry caterpillar from Kohls and loves it zzzzzzzzzz11111

  4. The caterpillars are so cute. Love them. I also got the $5 caterpillar from Kohl's. I am saving it for Easter basket though

  5. I love the caterpillars. I can't wait to make these when we do the life cycle of a butterfly. :)

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  7. I love these little caterpillars! These would be wonderful keepsakes/decorations for schools having the Very Hungry Caterpillar character from visit. This is great! Thanks.

  8. I love the caterpillars! Thank you for sharing :)

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