Monday, June 2, 2014

Virtual Book Club for Kids June Author is Eric Carle

Summer is a wonderful time to jump back into the Virtual Book Club for kids if you've been taking a break for the last few months like me. Not only does summer provide a wonderful opportunity to kick back, read a book, and do a book activity, and share it with friends, we also have a wonderful author to celebrate this month. Read on to find out how you can participate in the Virtual Book Club for kids. Gather ideas for your favorite Eric Carle books. Come back on June 9 to link up your projects or share your ideas in the comments.

Each month I participate with a group of about 20 other bloggers to feature a favorite author and share book activities. We announce the author on the 1st day of the month and then meet up on the 2nd Monday to start sharing ideas.

Eric Carle Book Club

June's author is Eric Carle

This month's featured author is Eric Carle. Eric Carle is the author of many well known and well loved picture books. Some of our favorite Eric Carle books include his books about Creepy Crawly insects such as The Very Clumsy Click Beetle, The Very Lonely Firefly, The Very Quiet Cricket, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. In fact, we just finished a unit on Reading and Writing Narrative Text using these books.

Eric Carle, Book Activities

One of the favorite activities in this unit was feeding the very hungry caterpillar.

Eric Carle, Book Activities



We've also explored "Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too?" and studied Eric Carle's art.

Eric Carle, Book Activities




And we love The Grouchy Ladybug. Check out these paper plate ladybugs we made.

Eric Carle, Book Activities


I can't wait to share more of our favorite Eric Carle book activities this month. You can find a complete list of Eric Carle books on his website. I'd love if you'd join us this month to explore this amazing children's author.

Here's how to participate:

Pick your favorite book by Eric Carle and read it with your child or class.
Create a book activity (craft, recipe, game, etc) to go along with the book.
Come back and share it with us on June 9th. The linky will be live for 3 weeks. Feel free to link up or look for ideas any time.  If you don't blog you can comment on my facebook wall, email me, or just leave a comment with your ideas.
All participants will have an opportunity to be featured on my facebook page and on Pinterest!
Let me know if you'll be participating by leaving a comment below.

You'll be able to find Eric Carle activities on these participating blogs as well:
Toddler ApprovedThe Educators’ Spin On ItRainy Day Mum3 Dinosaurs-Learn~Play~Imagine – Crafty Moms Share – Reading ConfettiInspiration Laboratories –Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas – Kids Yoga Stories – Enchanted Homeschooling MomReady-Set-Read – Boy Mama Teacher Mama – PlayDrMom – Fantastic Fun and Learning –Growing Book by BookRoyal Baloo – The Outlaw Mom® Blog – Kitchen Counter Chronicles – Teach Preschool – Mama Smiles – Coffe Cups and Crayons – Juggling With Kids – Here Come the Girls


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1 comment:

  1. You've got a super blog here, Jackie! And the Eric Carle link up looks like fun...I'll try to participate. :)

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