I am always amazed how Eric Carle is able to tell a story as well as inform young readers. Mister Seahorse is yet another example of this.
After learning that many fish fathers take care of the eggs until they hatch, we created seahorses inspired by Eric Carle's artwork.
First, we used transparencies and a green permanent marker to draw our seaweed. I told them to draw 4 to 5 "stems." Afterwards, I showed them how to draw the leaves. I asked them to try to overlap some leaves.
Then, we used tissue paper to a cover our seahorse. Need a seahorse? Look here.
Finally, we placed the seahorse under the transparency to camouflage it just like it the book.
My kids are absolutely loving learning about sea animals. Perhaps, it has to do with the fact that we are also doing lots of art projects to go along with this unit. :)
Happy Learning and Teaching,