Eric Carle!

Since I finished up my numbers series, I thought I would do an author series for my daycare kids. I started with the great Eric Carle.

The Plan



The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle
From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle
The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

Extension Activities

Flannelboard: “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”

App: Eric Carle’s My Very First App

Action Song: “Flutter, Flutter, Butterfly”
Flutter, flutter butterfly
Floating in the spring sky
Floating by for all to see
Floating by so merrily
Flutter, flutter butterfly
Floating in the spring sky
Credit: Best Kids Book Site

Song: “Itsy Bitsy Spider”
The itsy bitsy spider went up the waterspout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again
(Great big hairy spider, teensy weensy spider)
Credit: Childhood


Since coloring sheets have gone over so well at the daycare, I’ve decided to go ahead and keep using them. The teachers love the sheets and the practice the kids get with holding crayons.

How It Went

We had some great discussions about what kinds of things Mr. Carle likes to use in his books. Such answers included: animals, swirly paints, color, and stars. The kids were SUPER jazzed that I brought a picture of him to show as well. Their favorite book — super hard to pick, but I think it was “From Head to Toe.” Also, the kids had a lot of fun matching colors and objects in the app and the teachers responded very positively to using the iPad in storytime!


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