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Zoo Song Book

This activity is inspired by the book, Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell. Objectives: To learn what different types of zoo animals look like. To learn descriptive words. Materials: Butcher block paper Markers Magazine pictures of animals in the zoo Lesson Plan: Decide which verses from the song below to use in your book. Write each verse [...]

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Butterfly Life Cycle: Biography of a Caterpillar

Students write a biography of a caterpillar using appropriate vocabulary and time lines. Materials: Chart Paper for K-W-L Story The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and other non-fiction titles about the topic. Caterpillar eggs, appropriate environment for development of caterpillars, specific food for type of caterpillar. Magnifying glasses and observation journals. Lesson Plan: Students dictate what [...]

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities

A variety of activities having to do with The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Objectives: Affective goals- The student will: possess a different outlook on eating (nutrition) become familiarized with the days of the week learn about the different seasons be able to predict reflect on their own lives, what they eat, and what [...]

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Gingerbread Baby Lesson Plans

Gingerbread Baby Unit – Lessons 6-11   View lessons 1-5. Lesson 6: Gingerbread Baby Language Arts/Grammar Children will create a mobile of characters from Jan Brett’s book, Gingerbread Baby. Materials: Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett Wire hangers String Paper Markers Pencils Lesson Plan: Have each children draw and cut out the characters from the story. [...]

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Book Unit: Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett

Gingerbread Baby Unit Submitted by: Kelley DeBoer Grade Levels: 1-2.  An 11 lesson plan unit for Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett. Lesson Outline: Gingerbread Baby’s Home Gingerbread Forest Map Skills Gingerbread Baby Student Books  Gingerbread Baby Ornaments Character Traits in Gingerbread Baby Gingerbread Baby Language Arts/Grammar Gingerbread Baby v. Gingerbread Boy Gingerbread Baby’s Point of View Gingerbread [...]

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Go Away, Big Green Monster! Activities

Through fun hands on art, cooking, math, writing, and science activities, your students will have no fear of monsters! Materials: These are all the materials needed for any of the projects listed. Choose what you need from the list, depending on the project you do. Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley pre-cut masks sequins, [...]

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Elf Entrance Holiday Activity

This is a great holiday decoration and also teaches about helping others in need. The kids love it. Materials: Book: The Elves and the Shoemaker-Brothers Grimm 14 x 26 inch of butcher paper — I usually pick red or green for Christmas. small bell dark green or red kitchen towel 6 x 6 circular piece [...]

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Dinofours My Seeds Won’t Grow Book Activity

Students will be able to identify what plants need to grow. Materials: Book: Dinofours My Seeds Won’t Grow clear plastic cups seeds- Lima Beans or marigolds water potting soil Lesson Plan: Read and discuss the story including talking about what seeds need to grow and what the one dinofour did that was not fair to [...]

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