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Eric Carle, author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar (now 45 years old!) and many other classic children's books, turned 85 on June 25, 2014. 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.
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.
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.
Present this Common Core-aligned lesson plan for the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar to help students practice story sequencing. This literacy lesson aligns with CCSS English language arts standards for reading literature in grades K-2.
Test children's knowledge of some of author Eric Carle's most popular books. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is just one of the dozens of books Eric Carle has written and illustrated. They're all worth exploring!
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.
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.
Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.
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