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Free Cat in the box game-Poem-Book review-Stuck-Oliver Jeffers

Stuck book

“Stuck,” written by Oliver Jeffers starts off with Floyd’s kite stuck in a tree. Before he is through he pitched everything but the kitchen sink in the tree to knock the kite down. Wait! A minute he pitched the kitchen sink too! Funny book that will surley make your children laugh.

Five Little Cats

By Vicky Manning

Five little cats stuck were in a tree.

The first one said, “Pitch me a laddar me.”

The second one said, “Pitch a rope to me.”

The third one said, “Call the fire department for me.”

The fourth one said, “Climb up to get me.”

The fifth one said, “Everyone follow me!”

Five little cats were hanging on a branch,

Now all little cats jumped down from the tree.

CRAFT

CAT IN BOX GAME

Materials

1. Kleenex box (empty)

2. String

3. Hole puncher

4. Eight paper clips

Punch a hole on each side of the box.

String a cat on each side of the box.

Make sure to place two paper clips on the bottom of each cat.

Use cardstock for the cat copies

CAT IN BOX GAME PIC  Toss the cats into the box

 

Free Bear Color Wheel-Poem-Book Review-Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashley Wolff

Baby Bear Sees Blue

“Baby Bear Sees Blue,” written by Ashley Wolff introduces colors is this children’s book through the eyes of Baby Bear. Walking through the woods mother bear and baby bear find color in nature. The illustrations will capture young children’s eyes as they learn their colors.

 

Five Little Bears

By Vicky Maning

Five little bears were climbing a tree.

One fell off and hollered whoopee!

Hunter saw a beehive up in the tree.

No little bears should climb this tree!

Four little bears were climbing a tree.

One fell off and hollered whoopee!

Hunter saw a beehive up in the tree.

No little bears should climb this tree!

Three little bears were climbing a tree.

One fell off and hollered whoopee!

Hunter saw a beehive up in the tree.

No little bears should climb this tree!

Two little bears were climbing a tree.

One fell off and hollered whoopee!

Hunter saw a beehive up in the tree.

No little bears should climb this tree!

One little bear was left in the tree

He fell off and hollered help me!

Hunter saw the bees around the tree.

No little bears should rob a honeybee!

Bears in a tree

CRAFT

Color Wheel Bear

Copy on Card Stock

Cut and put a brad in the nose and color wheel

Free Hippo Paper Bag Craft-Poem-Book Review-Hurty Feelings-Helen Lester

Hurty Feelings Book

Helen Lester’s children’s book, “Hurty Feeling,” is a cute story with a learning experience for young readers. Fragility is a hippo and fragile with her feelings. Every time someone compliments her, she hears an insult. But one day an elephant comes to insult her and her life changes. She learns a lesson and also her new friend Rudy, the elephant, learns a lesson. The illustrations by Lynn Munsinger are funny and she most definitely caught Fragility’s personality.

Poem

Absurd but Happy

By Vicky Manning

 

Legs like a hippo.

Nose like an elephant.

Ears like palm leaves.

Hair like a skunk.

Eyes like a fish.

Tail like a bird.

Can you draw me?

Can you love me?Absurb animal

 

CRAFT

Materials

Brown Paper Bag

Markers

Glue

Hippo brown bag puppet

Enlarge to fit paper bag

Free School House Rock Craft-Book Review- If I Built a School by Chris Van Dusen

If I Built a School

 “If I Built a School” by Chris Van Dusen is about a young boy who has his own ideas about how a school should be built. His school looks like an amusment park and it reminded me of the cartoon, “The Jetsons,” also. I do not think there would be a child in the world that would turn down an invite to his school! The book give many options or ideas to me for hands on activities to make learning fun.

  1. Give out shoe boxes and let students build their ideal school.
  2. Lego blocks could be another option for building a school.
  3. Have students draw their school building floor plan, then the school.
  4. Popsicle Sticks and wood shapes, for older students, would be another building idea.
  5. If you are daring fill your room with cardboard boxes and let them build their school.

Chris Van Dusen also has other books on building.

If I built a CarIf I Built a House

CRAFT

School House Rock Craft 2

Copy on Stiff Paper only

Cut the two side doors on both side ( for the rocker to slide through)

Cut and Tape or Glue

SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK CRAFT

Copy two on Stiff paper

Slide through the side slit doors 

School House Rock finish craft

 

 

 

Free Puffin Craft-Poem-Book Review-Nothing Like A Puffin by Sue Soltis

NOTHING LIKE A PUFFIN BOOK

Sue Soltis is the Author of the children’s Book, “Nothing Like a Puffin.” In this cute book you will find a puffin in a game of comparing. Are everyday things like a puffin?  I will let you judge after you read this adorable book. Let’s not forget the illustrator, Bob Kolar! The pages are bright and colorful and make you want to turn the next page.

SONG

A B C Puffin

By Vicky Manning

A

Puffin

Wanted to

B

A fish and swim in the

C.

Puffin cut out

Materials

Construction paper

Red, Yellow, Black, Orange, White, Blue

Puffin craft

 

Free Pre-K Paper Craft-Noah’s Ark-Song-Book Review-Noah Builds an Ark

Noah Builds an Ark book

“Noah Builds An Ark,” written by Kate Banks has the New Testament story in mind but in this story Noah is a young boy who wants to save the animals in his backyard. He builds them an ark, not just like the one in the Bible, but just the right size for the animals he is trying to make comfortable before a big storm. Love this book because it shows the love this little boy felt towards creatures who could not care for themselves.

SONG

Little Ark

By Vicky Manning

(Tune of “I’m a Little Teapot.”)

I’m little ark,

Big and tall.

I carry animals

Big and small.

When the rain comes down

Hear Noah call,

For all animals big and small.

CRAFT

Noah's Ark

COPY 2 on CARD STOCK

Noah's Ark Trim

 

COPY, CUT, AND FOLD

TAPE ON INSIDE OF ARK

Noah's Ark Craft

COLOR SHEET BELOW

Noah's Ark coloring sheet

Free Kangaroo craft for pre-k-Children’s Book Review

Kangaroo has to much stuff book

A little kangaroo named Cami had too much stuff! She loved her stuff, but her room was messy. Pre-K children up to second grade will enjoy this children’s book, “Cami Kangaroo has too much Stuff,” written by Stacy C. Bauer.  Parents we can relate to our kid’s room as being to full of toys. It is fun to read how Cami tackles the problem.

CRAFT

kangaroo stand up

Copy on Card Stock

Free Worksheets for Pre-K-Math Book Reviews-Fun Non-Fiction books

Math book 2Math book 3math book 5Math Book

Reading Math Books can be fun! Did I just say that? I never liked math but these books will make math fun for young students.Do not be afraid to introduce non-fiction to your children. There are great books in our non-fiction collection and they make learning a great experience. Below I have several books for you to check out. Some are new and some are old but they all are written to teach young students math.

WORKSHEETS

MATCHING

 

Match worksheet 2

MATCHING

match worksheet

WORKSHEET

circle if not plactic

FREE DICE GAME-CHILDREN’S BOOK REVIEW

Little red reading hood book

Little Red Reding Hood and the Mis read Wolf by Troy Wilson and illustrated by Ilaria Campana is a Children’s book, rewritten version of, “Little Red Riding Hood.” All Librarians will love this book. I loved that her bag of food became a bag of books and the wolf well, you read the book but I’m sure you will love the ending readers of all ages.

Cat in the Hat Game

COPY, CUT, GLUE TO MAKE A DICE

CUT OUT THE BOTTOM PICTURES AND GLUE THEM TO THE DICE

GRANDMOTHERRED READING HOODHUNTERWOLFME CUBE

DICE GAME

 ROLL & TELL

     HAVE CHILD ROLL DICE AND TELL WHAT THEY THINK THE PERSON THEY ROLLED WOULD WANT TO READ. (EXAMPLE, GRANDMOTHER WOULD LIKE TO READ A COOKBOOK, WOLF WOULD LIKE TO READ PETER RABBIT…)