School Show: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
& Other Eric Carle Favorites

The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites

by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

Grades PK-2

Fan-favorite Mermaid Theatre appears again at LBC in one of their most popular stage shows! The timeless story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar‘s metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly, the fanciful account of Little Cloud’s travels through the sky, and the Mixed-Up Chameleon’s discovery of his own unique nature are all brought to life with imaginative large-scale puppetry. Based on Eric Carle’s famous works, this performance looks like a page right out of his books!

“The performance was captivating and engaging
and a wonderful experience for my class!”
– Kindergarten-2nd grade teacher, J.X. Wilson Elementary School

Common Core Content Standards Easily Applied in Your Classroom

  • K.RL.7: With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).
  • 1.RL.3: Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
  • 2.RL.1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

Lesson Plan Idea

Students create their own simple illustrations while listening to Eric Carle books read aloud to the class.

Art Talks: Free Guided Tours of the Sculpture Garden

Extend your field trip by touring our Sculpture Garden with a specially trained docent! Our current exhibition, Harmonies: Kati Casida, Catherine Daley, and Jann Nunn, features three highly acclaimed Bay Area sculptors. Join us with a group of up to 100 people for a walking tour through these unique works. Tours begin 15 minutes after school shows and last approximately 20 minutes. Advanced registration is required. Sign up using the application available online, or email Chrystie Prokopakis for more information.


  • Find materials for every show, policies, and more resources here.
  • To contact us, email Chrystie Prokopakis, School & Family Coordinator, or call 707.800.7504.

Event Information

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
9:30 am & 11:30 am
50 minutes

Both performancse sold out!

Use the Online Order Application to be added to the 9:30 am or 11:30 am wait list.

LBC performance may vary.

Set the Stage

Prepare your students for their trip to the theater with these free resource materials.

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