We have spent the last couple of weeks studying the work of Eric Carle. This unit includes a lot of reading, writing, and art.
I love this time of year!
Here’s how we make the Eric Carle-inspired art work:
I have the kids paint pieces of paper and then we lay it out to dry overnight.
The next day, the kids can cut, poke, tear, etc. the paper to use for their creations.
Each year I struggle with which way is best to do this activity. Whole group is the way to go. I DO NOT give the kids any past examples. I just let them watch this video, to see how Eric Carle creates his books.
Then I tell each kid to create whatever he or she would like, but that there is NO COPYING. The only role that I play is to write down the title for each student (and they each come up with it on their own). Each year I am happily surprised by the creativity of my beautiful children- this teacher is bursting with pride!
Hands down, this is my favorite project to hang in the hallways.
Everything else is pretty self-explanatory. The pictures will do most of the talking. . .
The Very Grouchy Ladybug
You can have fun with Eric Carle, too!