Playdough House for Hermit Crab

We have several books that we love from Eric Carle. It was hard to pick just one for this months Virtual Book Club for kids. The girls each had a book they wanted to do. We decided that we would do each of their books on their own. For today I’m posting the first one. The book we picked for the Virtual Book Club for kids was A House for Hermit Crab (The World of Eric Carle).

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This was one of the first books that we read by Eric Carle. It is a great book to learn about about a hermit crab and the journey that he takes. I like all the different things that he collects on the journey. I made a House for Hermit Crab Pack a while back. We did some activities from it before we started this activity.

What you need: Safari Ltd Incredible Creatures Hermit Crab and Play-Doh.

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As we got started my youngest asked for more things to help her create her item for the hermit crab. She wanted a knife, scissors and a roller.

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We started with one small addition to his shell. We talked about this was the first new addition to his home.

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From there we added several more things to his shell and gave him some new friends as well. This was a fun fine motor activities and talked about what kinds of plants or animals were added to our crabs home. This was a great fine motor activity as well as learning to be creative.

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We love Eric Carle at our house. If you are in the area check out the Eric Carle Museum. We learned a lot about his art and other artist as well. The girls loved it and can’t wait to visit it again!

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Here are some of our favorite books by Eric Carle:

Here is the list of all the bloggers that are apart of the Virtual Book Club.

VirtualBookClub

Now is your chance to link up your Eric Carle Activity!

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About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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6 Responses to Playdough House for Hermit Crab

  1. WHat a cute idea! I’m pinning this for later. I appreciate you linking up to The Thoughtful Spot!

  2. This is such a fun activity! Very clever 🙂

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