How to Bring Eric Carle Into Your Classroom

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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.