The students were actively engaged throughout each thoughtful activity. They learned so much and surprised us with their ideas and creativity. I would recommend this to Early Childhood educators over and over again.Rachel BoswellPre-school teacher from Texas
Our interactive, literacy-building programs center on picture books and the creative process. Carle educators visit libraries, schools, and community centers in Hampshire, Hampden, and Franklin, MA counties, in addition to offering virtual youth outreach programs.
These live programs generally last 30 to 45 minutes and includes pre/post program materials. The fee is $150/class. Programs can be adapted for any age group and are ideal for one group or class up to 25 participants. A link to the program registration form is available at the bottom of the page.
Explore, Imagine, Play
Grades: Pre-K and K
Duration: 30-40 minutes
Join Carle educators for this fun, interactive program encouraging creativity, gross motor skills, and language development! Educators will lead an interactive storytime in which participants engage in storytelling through imaginative play, creative movement, singing, and exploration of materials. Registration includes pre- and post-program materials with links to online videos, activities, and at-home art projects.
I See a Story: All About Eric Carle
Grades: PreK – Grade 3
Duration: 40 minutes
Join us for this interactive live program in which you will hear from a Carle educator about the museum and go behind the scenes to discover how Eric Carle transforms ideas, words, and pictures to create the books we love! Registration includes pre- and post-program materials with links to online videos, activities, and at-home art projects.
Inspired by Picture Books: Collage
Grades: PreK –12
Duration: 45 minutes
Explore collage in this hands-on virtual workshop with Carle Art Educators! Looking at picture book illustrations, including the art of Eric Carle, this workshop will explore how paper can be used to tell stories. Educator-led activities will encourage students to explore the potential of paper by tearing, cutting, arranging, and attaching paper together. This workshop provides a starting point for further collage explorations and includes pre- and post-workshop resources.
Inspired by Picture Books: Drawing
Grades: PreK – 12
Duration: 45 minutes
Celebrate drawing in this hands-on virtual workshop! Picture books provide the inspiration as we explore how drawings can share feelings, generate a sense of movement, and create settings for stories. Carle Art Educators will facilitate a series of drawing games designed to spark the creative process and encourage students’ own storytelling. This workshop provides a starting point for further drawing explorations and includes pre- and post-workshop resources.
A limited number of scholarships are available for field trips and are awarded at random through The Carle Community Fund. To be eligible to apply, schools must be a Title 1 school (all grades, all states).