If you have little ones or are a teacher of little ones, I’m guessing you probably have at least one (if not many) Eric Carle books in your collection. We certainly do– like, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Busy Spider,and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see”. These are some of the boys’ very favorite books. So, I was thrilled to learn that Gymboree has partnered with The World of Eric Carle to create some adorable products, including a limited-edition play and sleepwear collection inspired by the beloved, iconic characters from The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? And, the collection is seriously adorable!!! Sooo cute! I had such a hard time deciding between all those adorable pajama options! But ultimately, we came home with a pair of Very Hungry Caterpillar pj’s for Baby Brother! I love the quality of Gymboree clothes. So, combine that with the classic Eric Carle characters and you have awesome clothes for little ones! His new jammies are great for our bedtime, story-reading routine! But, the fun doesn’t need to stop at bedtime! How about some fun Eric Carle printable activities and coloring pages inspired by those same classic books? Our Gymboree store had a fun craft & story time last week that we went to, where the boys colored their very own very hungry caterpillar! But you can do that activity and more at home with some great free Eric Carle book printables! These activities are SO great for preschoolers! There are caterpillar and bear coloring pages, mazes, and connect-the-dots printable activities. Plus, you’ll find printable memory game cards and Create a World cutouts with the bright, fun Eric Carle animals!
click HERE to download the free World of Eric Carle printables!
For even more fun, download The World of Eric Carle & Gymboree iPhone app so you and your little one can add some Eric Carle fun to your photos and play a caterpillar game! Additionally, you can participate in the #WhatDoYouSee photo contest! Entrants of the #WhatDoYouSee contest will have the chance of winning one of ten Eric Carle gift baskets including: A House for Hermit Crab book, a signed copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar book, figurines, stickers, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Sippy Cup, Chunky Colored Pencils, Match and Munch Game, Place Mats Book, and Stage & Play (ARV $144.99). How fun is that?! You can submit a photo from 9/2-9/30 via Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr or via the designated direct photo upload site, using the hashtag, #WhatDoYouSee. Winners will be announced on 9/30/14.
What is YOUR favorite Eric Carle book?
Disclosure: This is a sponsored blog post. I received compensation from Gymboree. The opinions and text are all mine.