A House for Hermit Crab
It's the first day of art class and my Doodlebugs are just back out to school after the looooooong vacation, so I wanted to start off with an entertaining little story but this Eric Carle gem is not just fun it also has a great message! Not to mention it's Eric Carle so the illustrations are terrific!
The little Hermit Crab has outgrown his shell and needs to find a bigger one, much like all of my little Doodlebugs who have just either started 'BIG school' or moved up into Second Year Infants!
At first he is frightened and a little nervous but as the story goes on he gets more and more excited at all the possibilities for his new home and he makes a lot of new friends! It's easy to see the parallels :) My little friends were all eager to share how they felt on their first day of school and after our little chat they were excited to draw and paint the hermit crab!
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