By EVPL Staff

On Thursday, June 25, we will be celebrating Eric Carle‘s birthday! He is an artist and author whose career has spanned over 50 years and resulted in some of the most beloved children’s books of all time. EVPL has compiled a variety of activities, book lists, readings, and songs for children and adults to enjoy together.


Read The Very Hungry Caterpillar with Ms. Jennifer:

To read more Eric Carle books and learn more about the author, check out our digital resources:

Materials on Hoopla

Eric Carle Picture Writer

The Tiny Seed (Audio)

The Tiny Seed (Movie)

A House for Hermit Crab (Audio)

A House for Hermit Crab (Movie)

Materials on Libby & OverDrive

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear

Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? 2nd Copy

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Audio)

Brown Bear and Friends

Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?

Brown Bear and Friends (Audio)


Sing a song with Ms. Lauren:


Watermelon, watermelon (make large watermelon with arms)

Papaya, papaya (put palms together and point with each syllable)

Baaaaanana (rock your arms like rocking a baby)

Fruit salad! Fruit salad! (move your arms and sway hips)


After reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar and singing about fruit salad, you might be hungry for a snack! Enjoy this recipe from Ms. Caitlyn.

Be sure to talk about what different foods might be good (or not so good!) in a fruit salad!

Extra Activities

In our Book Bundles this week, our featured craft is tissue paper stained glass. This is similar to how Eric Carle creates his artwork. He cuts small pieces of tissue paper into different shapes to create the images you see in his books. Be sure to sign up for one of our book bundles and join in the fun!  


For more information and activities, visit the Eric Carle website and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art!

EVPL Staff

EVPL Staff

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