In the week leading up to the trip, we read lots of Eric Carle books and learned a little bit about how he does his unique illustrations. We especially focused on the book The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse. After talking about how everyone can be an artist, no matter what they create, we created our own wildly colored animal paintings. They're now hanging in our room if you want to come see them!
Here are some pictures from our painting process, as well as the field trip: