Grouchy Ladybug Clocks & Eric Carle Link Party

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.

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  1. This post is timely for me as the Grouchy Ladybud is the book we will be reading and working with this week. :)

  2. Love your clocks! The book's lesson in sharing would fit nicely with this week's friendship theme. :)

  3. These are so cool! We're totally doing this! I pinned it too.

  4. I love your clocks! What a great tie in to the story. We love The Grouchy Ladybird too!

  5. oh, my! I loveeeee these clocks. What fun with learning. Thanks for sharing-frogs and snails and puppy dog tails
    ps we got this book at the library for the first time last week and we loved it:-)

  6. WE JUST READ THAT BOOK!! Thank you so much for the idea.


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