Join the Fun with Eric Carle

100+ Eric Carle Themed Activities featured on The Educators' Spin On It

Learning about authors and connecting with them can be one of the greatest ways to teach your own child about becoming a writer and an inspire them to read! We've team up with several other bloggers to celebrate one of our favorite authors...ERIC CARLE!  Here's your chance to learn about Eric Carle with your child and see how much fun you can have as you're inspired by his imagination! 
Happy Birthday Eric Carle!

The Official Eric Carle Web Site

Eric Carle has his own website that I encourage you to visit.  He even has a special portion where he shares videos of how he creates his pictures.  Eric Carle's Photo and Video Gallery

Eric Carle Blog

Go Visit Eric Carle's Blog for newest info

The World of Eric Carle Top Products for Kids

Activities for Eric Carle Books

  •  Painting a Bug
Sometimes it's the simplest activities that help connect your child to a book.  We created some bugs in response to reading Eric Carle's Books.  My daughter had so much fun and really discovered her creative side by painting the paper first with watercolors and then cutting the papers to create her own insect creations. 

We love our Stories for All Seasons by Eric Carle. Inside it contains Rooster's Off to See the World, A House for Hermit Crab, and The Tiny Seed
  • The Tiny Seed Activity
We also enjoyed planting Zinnia seeds and dreaming up our own The Tiny Seed story.  Retelling a story can be so much for fun when it's with a real object.  Every year we save our blossoms from our zinnias and replant the and share them with friends.  This year I had my daughter create her own story about the tiny seed and where she thought it would drift off too.  I wonder what your child could imagine would happen to a tiny seed? 

Now comes the fun part!  How do you bring the magic of Eric Carle into your home?  We've joined up with some of our favorite bloggers to create a fanastic Resource of Eric Carle Activities for your child. 
 Participating Blogs:

We invite you to join our Year Long Virtual Book Club for Kids featuring a different Author each month! Here's a list of authors we have shared so far along with several book related activities. 

Don and Audrey Woods  ~  Mo Willems  ~ Kevin Henkes  ~ Lois Ehlert  
 Amy Krouse Rosenthal  ~ Tomie dePaola  ~   Jan Brett  ~ David McPhail 
  Dr. Seuss  ~  Julia Donaldson ~ David Shannon ~  and More to Come 

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  1. This is great! When I was a preschool teacher, I decorated an empty Pringles can to make the Very Hungry Caterpillar, with a face drawn and mouth cut in the lid, then created all the foods in the book by drawing them on colorful construction paper and laminating. I then made a game out of letting the kids "feed" the caterpillar. It was a big hit with the kids!

  2. Awesome!!

  3. What a fantastic collection of activities you've put together!

  4. We loved participating in this blog hop! Thanks for sharing it with the Kids Co-Op!

  5. This was such a fun blog hop. I wish that we lived closer to the Eric Carle museum! Thanks for linking this post up to The Children's Bookshelf.

  6. I love your collection of Eric Carle activities. I would like to invite you to link up this post to my Money Saving Monday Link Up.

    Thank You,

    Stephanie @ Life's Little Adventures

  7. We are learning our colors in Tot School through the Eric Carle classic, "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?" It has been a ton of fun and is an incredible book! I love seeing these other ways to celebrate and enjoy his books! Thanks for the post!

  8. I LOVE the Eric Carle Museum! It is so much fun!


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