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If you need some stories to engage and entertain your young readers, look for The Little Books by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. This trio includes Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Little Oink. These books put a fun spin on some common childhood predicaments that your students will enjoy! Keep reading to find some fun activities you can pair with each book.
When kids must decide who goes first, they often turn to a quick game of Rock Paper Scissors. But have you ever wondered how that game got started? Drew Daywalt and Adam Rex teamed up to offer a humorous take on the game. Here are a few FREE activities to pair with The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors.
Your Name is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow and Luisa Uribe is a celebration that reminds us of the beauty, history, and magic behind names. I want to share a few name activities you can pair with this book. These would be perfect for Back to School activities, but they can be used any time of year.
Freckle Juice continues to be a hit with students today. This book companion contains comprehension questions for each chapter, vocabulary activities, a sequencing activity, a book quiz, and graphic organizers to help guide your students through the book. You'll also find a Freckle Juice craft in which students create their own recipes.
Are you reading The Food Group series by Jory John and Pete Oswald? I have created character writing crafts along with comprehension and vocabulary activities for each book. Whether you're reading The Bad Seed, The Good Egg, The Cool Bean, or the Couch Potato, these activities will keep your students engaged with the text.
The beginning of the school year is often a combination of excitement, nerves, and possibilities. One of my favorite books to start the year is All Are Welcome. This book lets young children know that no matter what, they have a place, they have a space, they are welcome in their school. Here are a few activities you can pair with this book.
Groundhog Day is always February 2nd, so why does it feel like the holiday sneaks up on me each and every year? Whether the groundhog sees his shadow or not, one book you should share with your students is Groundhog Weather School by Joan Holub and Kristin Sorra. This book takes a closer look at Groundhog Day and weather through the eyes of the groundhogs. I also want to share a few activities you can pair with this book.
Is interrupting a problem in your classroom? It's time to share My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook. These comprehension and vocabulary activities will help guide your students through the book. Students can create a volcano mouth kid craft to share their learning, too!
Library Lion is a great book to share at the beginning of the year. Not only will this book help start a conversation about library rules and caring for books, but kids will absolutely love and root for this friendly lion! Here are some printable and digital Library Lion activities you can use in the classroom or at home.
No is a very powerful word, but it isn't always easy to say. Learning to say no is an important step towards setting boundaries and protecting your energy, your beliefs, and your heart. I Can Say No is a great book to show kids that it's okay to say no without feeling guilty. Here are a few activities to pair with this book.