pre-school classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The anniversary will be
officially celebrated on the annual “Very Hungry Caterpillar Day” which takes
place every year on the first day of spring (March 20th).
copies of the book have sold worldwide and it has been published in 55
languages? How cool is that?! That year the book was also named one of the best children’s books
of the year by The New
York Times, and
it has since become a beloved, must-own classic. Today, every 30 seconds,
somewhere in the world, a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar is sold. Whoa!
the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books
for very young children. He has illustrated more than seventy books, many best
sellers, and more than 100 million copies of his books have sold around the
world. In 2002, Eric and his wife Barbara opened The
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (www.carlemuseum.org) in Amherst, MA, a 40,000
square foot space dedicated to inspiring a love of art among children by
introducing them to picture book art by renowned artists from around the world.
Last, we will paint these caterpillars. I just used supplies I had: puff paint, washable paint, cotton balls, and a paper plate. Students will be give an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of paper. They will create their caterpillar with paint and a cotton ball. They will only put as many green circles as the letters in their name. I love it when I can add a little art, literacy, and math into an activity. So, if they have five letters in their name, they will have five green circles. Then, after the paint dries, they can go back with a marker and write the letters of their names in the circles, trace a leaf and cut it out.
Thanks Eric Carle for all you have done to enrich reading in my kindergarten classroom. We puffy heart LOVE you!!
I love all of your ideas for The Very Hungry Caterpillar! So cute!
Jennifer White says
First Grade Blue SKies
Love these ideas and the giveaway! Just wondering if you had the cute pictures for sequencing for sale or know where to get them? You are so crafty you probably made them yourself!
Melissa Droegemueller says
I love this! Thanks for sharing all these terrific ideas.
Zeynep Erdal says
The kids had a great time with these activities.
Mrs. Brown says
This is a great post! Thanks for all the sharing of what you do with the Hungry Caterpillar!
Beki Moore says
This is one of my favorite books. Years ago, I created a short play that my Kinders did for the other classes. It was a blast! Love your cute ideas. 🙂
I LOVE what you’ve done! What fantastic activities! Is there any way I could get hold of them? I’ll be doing an EFL workshop in July and would love to use these ideas! Please let me know where I can find them at this email: email@example.com!