Eric Carle & The Very Hungry Caterpillar
||Eric Carle, author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar (now over 40 years old!) and many other classic children's books, turns 84 on June 25, 2013. The activities, printables, lesson plans, and other resources here will help you celebrate Eric Carle's lifetime of work and, of course, his birthday. A poster, quiz, and plenty of art activities are also included in this collection.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Bring Eric Carle's classic book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, to life with these exciting and educational lesson plans and projects. The booklet includes enrichment activities in science, math, and spelling; a create-your-own mobile pattern; and ideas for holding a caterpillar-themed party in your classroom.
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar Poster & Activities
Celebrate The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day on March 20 with this fun poster and early-learning activities for Eric Carle's classic book. This printable includes a 40th anniversary poster, a coloring page, a counting activity, a maze, and more.
More Eric Carle
- Classroom Guide for The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse
Celebrate imagination with early learning activities—including arts and crafts—for The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle. This printable classroom guide includes a horse coloring page, animal mobile cut-outs, and activity suggestions to help you explore art and imagination in your classroom.
- The Eric Carle Museum
Located in Amherst, Massachusetts, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art opened in November 2002. It is devoted to national and international picture book art. The museum is an excellent spot for a field trip, during which students can view the artwork and participate in hands-on activities. If it's too far to travel, try visiting their Website and exploring all the museum – and Eric Carle's books – have to offer.
- Carrie Caterpillar's C Collage
Practice one of Eric Carle's favorite art techniques, collage, with this activity. Using pictures cut from magazines, children create a collage of the letter "C" to stand for caterpillar!
- Body Collage: What's Inside?
This lesson plan is a creative way for students to explore and construct the inside of their bodies. They use collage techniques to construct their intestines, brains, stomachs, and more!
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