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
The Grouchy Ladybug
A House for Hermit Crab
The Mixed-Up Chameleon
Eric Carle Activities for Books He Illustrated
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!