It's Eric Carle's birthday and time to link up all your Eric Carle projects! The book we chose was The Grouchy Ladybug. The Grouchy Ladybug argues over aphids for breakfast with a friendly ladybug. The Grouchy Ladybug wants to fight, but backs down and says he wants to fight somebody bigger. The animals he encounters get larger and larger, but the Grouchy Ladybug continues looking for an animal to fight. Eventually he's smacked by a whale's tail and lands right back where he started. Tired, hungry, and wet, the Grouchy Ladybug learns how nice it can be to share. Each page tells (and shows) the time so making clocks for this book was the perfect way to introduce telling time.
I started with number stickers on paper plates and used round stickers (in the office supply section) to make two different kinds of ladybugs.
The hands of the clock are craft foam attached with brads.
While I read the book, we worked on showing the time on our own clocks.