ACTIVITIES AND LESSON PLANS

A curriculum guide, activity sheets, drawing and writing pages, and posters for downloading.

 

AN EDUCATOR'S GUIDE

Download AN EDUCATOR'S GUIDE to the work of Deborah Freedman Lesson plans and activities aligned to Common Core state standards for Kindergarten — for Blue Chicken, The Story of Fish & Snail, and By Mouse & Frog —from Penguin School & Library Marketing.


POSTERS & BOOKMARKS

 Download this poster for   BY MOUSE & FROG .

Download this poster for BY MOUSE & FROG.

 Download this poster for   THE STORY OF FISH & SNAIL  .

Download this poster for THE STORY OF FISH & SNAIL.

 Download these   Nerdy Book Club   bookmarks.

Download these Nerdy Book Club bookmarks.


DRAWING AND WRITING PAGES

  Did you notice the kitten in    This House, Once  ? Tell the story from the kitten's or another animal's point of view.                                     

Did you notice the kitten in This House, Once? Tell the story from the kitten's or another animal's point of view.                                     

   
  
 
  
    
  
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      Have you read     T     he Story of Fish & Snail     ?    Write about Fish's and Snail's next adventure, or tell about a time that  you  were brave. 

Have you read The Story of Fish & Snail? Write about Fish's and Snail's next adventure, or tell about a time that you were brave. 

  What was your home, once?  Or look around you. Do you see something that makes you wonder,  what was that, once ?

What was your home, once? Or look around you. Do you see something that makes you wonder, what was that, once?

   
  
 
  
    
  
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      What do you imagine are Fish and Snail's favorite books?  Download these templates, or make your own Fish & Snail "shelf talkers" for your home, classroom, or school library.

What do you imagine are Fish and Snail's favorite books? Download these templates, or make your own Fish & Snail "shelf talkers" for your home, classroom, or school library.

   Have you ever been   shy    ?  Write about a time you felt shy. Or choose an animal in    S    hy   , and write your own story.

Have you ever been shy? Write about a time you felt shy. Or choose an animal in Shy, and write your own story.

   B     y Mouse & Frog     is about two friends who try to write a story together  .  Write a story with Mouse and Frog, or with a friend.

By Mouse & Frog is about two friends who try to write a story together. Write a story with Mouse and Frog, or with a friend.

   
  
 
  
    
  
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      What book do Fish and Snail visit next?   You  draw the cover. 

What book do Fish and Snail visit next? You draw the cover. 

   
  
 
  
    
  
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      Draw your own farmyard scene.  What animals are in it? What if one of them got into your crayons or markers or whatever you are drawing with today? What would happen?

Draw your own farmyard scene. What animals are in it? What if one of them got into your crayons or markers or whatever you are drawing with today? What would happen?

   
  
 
  
    
  
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      Have you read     B     lue Chicken      ?       Color, or print this out on cardstock and     make a splash with watercolor, or   decorate with tissue-paper feathers.

Have you read Blue Chicken? Color, or print this out on cardstock and make a splash with watercolor, or decorate with tissue-paper feathers.

   
  
 
  
    
  
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      Have you read   S cribble     ?    Scribble and Princess Aurora love to make new friends – draw one for them!

Have you read Scribble? Scribble and Princess Aurora love to make new friends – draw one for them!


MORE ACTIVITIES

 Have you read  THE STORY OF FISH & SNAIL ?  Help Snail find Fish, Draw Your Best Friends, Connect the Dots, Chart the Characters ….  download this  ACTIVITY KIT  .

Have you read THE STORY OF FISH & SNAILHelp Snail find Fish, Draw Your Best Friends, Connect the Dots, Chart the Characters…. download this ACTIVITY KIT.

 How does a building tell a story? How can we measure, describe, and compare things around us? Where do materials come from and how do we use them?  Questions and other curriculum ideas  for  THIS HOUSE, ONCE .

How does a building tell a story? How can we measure, describe, and compare things around us? Where do materials come from and how do we use them? Questions and other curriculum ideas for THIS HOUSE, ONCE.

 Have you read  BY MOUSE & FROG  ? Frog has read a lot of books. Can you guess some of them?  Download this  QUIZ  ! And then try a scavenger hunt for Frog’s books in your local or school library.

Have you read BY MOUSE & FROG ? Frog has read a lot of books. Can you guess some of them? Download this QUIZ! And then try a scavenger hunt for Frog’s books in your local or school library.


From top left: construction paper houses, at Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art; This House, Once inspired art by students at Hamden Hall Country Day School; Blue Chicken inspired stories; tissue paper chickens by kindergarteners in Norwich, CT; splashy painting from Bookie Woogie; "tell about a time you were brave", by students in Naperville, IL; By Mouse & Frog and Blue Chicken inspired artwork, Hamden Hall.