I was tickled green to virtually celebrate Earth Day with Hurlbutt Elementary School as they read Bea Garcia: The Tree and Me for One School, One Book! The story celebrates young authors, artists and activists as Bea and her classmates learn the role trees play on our planet and then use that information and their imaginations to save a tree that grows outside their classroom window. Watch the videos that I made for my visit and see my favorite tree:
Can you find the A in the picture of the Alligator? How about the Z in Zeus? You can turn letters into pictures with these step-by-step activity sheets based on my popular Doodles books. Starting from both ends of the alphabet, each download has six pictures to draw.
Download Cock-a-Doodle Oops masks
Download eight black and white barnyard animal masks that kids can color and then crow, moo, and cluck along with the book Cock-a-Doodle Oops written by Lori Degman, and read here by Marissa Moss.
Other activity ideas:
- Use the masks to make up your own barnyard story or to sing and dance to Old McDonald Had a Farm.
- In the book, seven animals try to wake up Farmer McPeeper when Rooster goes on vacation. Imagine if other animals were there, too. How would a lion cock-a-doodle? Or a mouse?
Here are a couple of froggy Critter Crackups that I've done for Ranger Rick magazine along with related activity pages.
Make your own Life in Pictures with this free download: Your Life in Pictures
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation produces incredible videos of children's books. https://www.storylineonline.net
Watch Wanda Sykes read The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake written by Robin Newman and illustrated by Deborah Zemke. Download Detective Badge activity, Wilcox and Griswold masks. View a teacher activity guide here.
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