It's Eric Carle's birthday, and An Amazing Child is hosting a link party for play ideas inspired by his works. Eric Carle illustrated the book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? written by Bill Martin Jr. I created an animal hunt for my daughter based on the book.
I gathered the animals found in the book. We didn't have all the animals, so I had to get a little creative. I dyed a cat purple using bleeding tissue paper. It was an animal destined for the donate pile, and I was glad to find another use for her. I needed to use a puzzle piece for the frog.
I hid the animals in the backyard
We reread the book, and I told her she would be looking for the animals in the backyard. She had a blast searching for her animals. We played the hide and seek game a couple of times, but Mommy got too hot. We'll definitely play it again when it's cooler out.
Location:In the Backyard