Eric Carle Classroom Decor Ideas

Have you used an Eric Carle theme in your classroom before? His colorful illustrations will light up any classroom. The main mascot for this theme would be the very hungry caterpillar. It easily stands out and reminds you of the book that made it so famous. I feel that the value that students are getting out of this theme is an environment that encourages a love for books and reading.

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Hang up this very hungry caterpillar (#ad) in your classroom

This is an Eric Carle positive character traits bulletin board (#ad)


Adorn your reading nook with this Hungry for a Good Book Bulletin Board Set (#ad). Or use it to make a bulletin board like the one above by adding these dot borders (#ad) and the orange background.

Teachers use this bulletin board set on their classroom library wall area (pictures above).

This door is decorated with a hungry caterpillar themed bulletin board set.

I found these dotted curtains and they reminded me of the painted dots in The Very Hungry Caterpillar book. These curtains would fit right your hungry caterpillar classroom theme decor.

These are actually name plates (#ad) that can double as classroom labels.


Make an Eric Carle themed classroom calendar using these months of the year cards (#ad) and accents (#ad). Just add them to a blank calendar bulletin board. The second picture used an Eric Carle border (#ad) and accents (#ad) to dress up a previously existing calendar.

This is a birthday bulletin board with the very hungry caterpillar featured among balloons and cupcakes, all illustrated with that artistic style of the Eric Carle books.

Eric Carle Alphabet posters (#ad)

Eric Carle classroom foam mat (#ad)

More ideas will be added soon.