How to Bring Eric Carle Into Your Classroom

The following lesson plans will introduce you and your students to Eric Carle, American designer, illustrator, and writer of children’s books.

Carle, Eric: ANIMALS ANIMALS
A terrific lesson which incorporates social studies, science, technology, art and the writing process. From Alice Cunningham.


Carle, Eric: EGG CARTON CATERPILLAR
Make caterpillars out of egg cartons and paint! An Eric Carle inspired lesson from J R Williams.


Carle, Eric: LITTLE CLOUD
Holly LaForge has some ideas for connecting art-making with an Eric Carle book.


Carle, Eric: MISTER SEAHORSE
A lovely themed bulletin board idea from Alice Cunningham.

Carle, Eric: PAPER COLLAGE WITH ERIC CARLE
Students will gain appreciation for the work of Eric Carle not only as a story writer, but as an illustrator during this fun “Hermit Crab” inspired lesson from Pamela Metzger.