Everybody loves Eric Carle’s books such as The Very Hungary Caterpillar and 10 Little Rubber Ducks. These stories are ideal for pairing with preschool music activities because they include simple concepts, use repetition and patterns and are very relatable to young children.
I’d love to share my lesson plans with you that feature 3 of Eric Carle’s well-known stories: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Ten Rubber Ducks and The Very Busy Spider.
Just use the form below to subscribe to my email list and I’ll send you 3 lesson plan guides full of musical activities that complement these stories. With each lesson plan, be sure to read the featured story to your students, then use the suggested activities and songs to create a fun, playful musical experience for young kids. There is no right or wrong way to use the lesson plans. Feel free to adapt them to your unique situation.
Each lesson plan suggests:
- The Eric Carle story to read to your students
- A handful of songs to add to your playlist for movement and rhythm activities
- Simple songs and rhymes to sing with children
- A musical activity that can be transferred to the piano or that introduces a musical concept