These are Early Language Arts and Visual Arts activities based around Eric Carle's book, "I See a Song." Teachers will combine open-ended questions with illustrations in this book to help students define the concepts of collage,abstraction, and interpretation. A second activity lets students explore painting techniques, used by Carle to create the abstracts in so many of his books. Subsequent activies will include collage technique and more language arts. Big concepts made for small hands.