Yesterday, June 25, was the birthday of beloved children’s book author and illustrator Eric Carle. Many are celebrating Happy Birthday Eric Carle throughout the week. I always loved sharing Eric Carle’s books with young children, and today I’m happy to share Montessori-inspired Eric Carle activities I found online.
Many Eric Carle activities I find online have touches of Montessori inspiration, but I’ll just share a few activities here that use a number of Montessori principles. Of course, most Eric Carle activities can be adapted for use in a Montessori-inspired unit.
My Very First Book of Shapes
Shapes and Patterns Tray from Critters and Crayons
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Tot School ~ C is for Caterpillar (including free Very Hungry Caterpillar printables and a number of Very Hungry Caterpillar activities)
Make Your Own Very Hungry Caterpillar from Pink and Green Mama
From Caterpillar to Butterfly from Little Wonders’ Days
Very Hungry Caterpillar Party from The Education of Ours
Counting with The Very Hungry Caterpillar from The Princess and the Tot
The Very Hungry Kiddo Pair from OurMontessoriHome.Wordpress.com
Be sure to check out my Montessori-Inspired Caterpillar-Butterfly Unit (roundup post) for LOTS of ideas that can be used with The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
The Very Quiet Cricket
The Very Quiet Cricket Hunt from The Iowa Farmer’s Wife
The Very Busy Spider
Spider Activities from Just Montessori
A House for Hermit Crab
Low Tide Beach Exploration Activities from Carrots Are Orange
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
DIY Lacing Cards from Our Feminist Playschool
Today Is Monday
Today Is Monday Cards from Montessori Mama
Happy Birthday Eric Carle Linky 2012
Please check out the Eric Carle activities at the linky co-hosts:
Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
No Twiddle Twaddle
Mommy and Me Book Club
The Educators’ Spin On It
Living Montessori Now
Living at the Whiteheads Zoo
Famiglia and Seoul
Smiling Like Sunshine
The Iowa Farmer’s Wife
Rainy Day Mum
Our Feminist Play School
Kitchen Counter Chronicles
Smile Play Learn
Don’t miss out on the activities on the collaborative Eric Carle Activities Pinterest board. And please link up any Eric Carle activities (they don’t have to be Montessori-inspired) in the Happy Birthday Eric Carle Linky! (Note: You may link up Montessori-inspired activities of any kind in the Montessori Monday linky.
Linked to The Mommy Club Resources and Solutions at Milk and Cuddles and Crystal & Co. , The Weekly Kid’s Co-op, Living Life Intentionally Linky Party, Preschool Corner, Saturday Show & Tell, Show-and-Share Saturday, The Sunday Showcase, and Link & Learn.