One of the kids’ favorite authors is Eric Carle. And I must admit, he’s one of my favorites as well! I love the bright & beautiful illustrations and the sweet & simple stories. Here’s a handful of books written by or illustrated by Eric Carle from our bookshelves:
Then I gave each child a butterfly on contact paper to decorate. One thing to advise the children is to put one piece of tissue on at a time…the sticky contact paper can be difficult to work with. The kids really enjoyed making their beautiful butterflies. And while they worked we talked about the life cycle of a butterfly. This is a great project for kids that need help with fine motor skills!
Our kitchen window looked so cool when we hung all of the stained glass butterflies!
Another project for this book I found online, but didn’t do with them yet are printable Very Hungry Caterpillar books. I know my kids are going to love these, so I plan on doing them soon!
And our final project was to make collages in the style of Eric Carle. I gave them a pile of paper, scraps from my card-making and scrapbooking. I tried to give them a whole bunch of different designs, and then asked them to make collages. Ella made this super cool sea scene: