Eric Carle Week

Fingerprinting after reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar from

Eric Carle’s birthday is June 25. If you don’t know who he is, I am sure you know his books. He is the beloved author who wrote and illustrated childhood classics such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Grouchy Ladybug and Mr. Seahorse. He also illustrated Brown Bear, Brown Bear and others.

His art is unique and his love for animals is evident throughout his career. His books easily help formulate lesson plans for young minds and for the past few years, we honor his birthday through an “Eric Carle Week” of learning with art, food, games and trips out into nature. {This week is similar to how we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday as well. Great children authors deserve such respect 🙂 }

A fun activity for The Very Clumsy Click Beetle with races to follow! These little crickets actually move! Thanks!

I’ve compiled a plethora of ideas on how to commemorate Eric Carle through preschool learning. With a little imagination and some paint, your little ones will enjoy these artistic activities while learning a little about animals and several lessons on math and literacy as well!

We also teach our minions about the author as well when we have a week focused on their work. What makes them unique? Are there any themes to their books? What do you like about them? It engages the kids and reminds them of the person behind the words. Eric Carle’s website will give you a lot of information on him and his books as well as some activity pages of their own!

The Grouchy Ladybug snacks from are easy, delicious and healthy. LOVE!

Did you know that he started illustrating in 1965 and had work published just last year!!!  {I love when I learn from my kids activities 🙂 }

Check out the link below and then go to your library {or better yet, reserve them} and I promise you will have a ton of fun learning about the world of Eric Carle 🙂

>>> Click here to be inspired<<<

Have a great day!


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