From The Very Hungry Caterpillar to The Very Busy Spider, Eric Carle has delighted, entertained, and educated countless kiddos. Extend each of the books with these awesome Eric Carle activities to compliment all those amazing titles. Get ready for book activities galore!
Fun Facts About Eric Carle
Eric Carle has created more than 70 books for children. Here are a few more fun facts about this talented author and illustrator.
- One of Eric Carle’s favorite books not written by him is Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus.
- Carle’s illustrations are collage creations.
- Eric Carle often includes the sun and moon in his books.
- Carle started creating books for children in his late 30s.
- Eric Carle has a son (Rolf) and daughter (Cirsten) who both studied art.
Did you know that he also created the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Massachusetts?
Listen to Eric Carle in the video below.
Eric Carle Activities for Each Book He Wrote and Illustrated
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Did you know that The Very Hungry Caterpillar was dedicated to Carle’s only sister, Christa?
Try this amazing round-up of literacy ideas to use with book.—>See The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Here
You can also download a The Very Hungry Caterpillar coloring sheet from Eric Carle’s site.—>Get the Coloring Sheet
The Very Busy Spider
Kids love to feel the raised spider web in The Very Busy Spider. Try these activities with the book.—>See The Very Busy Spider Activities
The Grouchy Ladybug
The Grouchy Ladybug is great for working on telling time and so many other things.—>Grab These The Grouchy Ladybug Activities
A House for Hermit Crab
Head to the home of A House for Hermit Crab with these printable book activities.—>A House for Hermit Crab Book Activities
The Mixed-Up Chameleon
The Mixed-Up Chameleon is one of my favorite books to create art extensions after reading. It’s a book that definitely inspired creativity.—>See The Mixed-Up Chameleon Activities
The Tiny Seed
The Tiny Seed is a good pick for talking about seasons. We’ve also rounded up some great activities that build literacy skills after enjoying the book.—>See The Tiny Seed Activities
Eric Carle Activities for Books He Illustrated
Eric Carle has also illustrated books for Bill Martin Jr such as Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? makes a great read aloud because of the rhythm and rhyme. It’s also perfect for working on color recognition. I’ve got lots of ideas for you to try after reading too.—>See the Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Book Activities
All of these activities will help you plan the most wonderful unit study on Eric Carle with your kids. Happy reading and creating!
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