The Watermelon Seed, Children’s Book Activities

  We love fruit in this house!  The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli is a perfect book for some laughs and learning!  My boys always laugh hystericaly when the page, ‘BUUURRRRRRRP’ comes!  Below you will find three Watermelon Seed activities followed by extension ideas.   Imagination Activity The crocodile gets nervous that he will start growing a watermelon in his belly after swallowing a watermelon seed.  This can be really fun to talk about with the kids!  We laughed about what would happen if the watermelon really did start growing! The kids started walking around pretending they felt the watermelon growing Materials paper crayons Use your imagination to create a Watermelon Crocodile.  Use details to show the ideas…

Children’s Book, Koala Lou, Including Three Activities

  Mem Fox does such an amazing job in her writing.  I cannot help but come back to Koala Lou over and over again.  I will be sharing the children’s book Koala Lou with three activities and extensions that you can use in the future.  I find myself constantly saying,  ‘Koala Lou, I do love you’!   Activity One– Cork Art Before I put out paint, pencils, and corks I asked a few questions. What was your favorite part of the Koala Lou story? Close your eyes and try to imagine what you see in that part of the story?  Using the corks, pencils  and the paint, create a painting of your favorite part of…

Caps for Sale, Children’s Book Activities

    We have been reading Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina for a few months, and the kids really enjoy it.  They laugh at the monkeys every time we read it!  Below you will find Caps for Sale activities to easily use with your children. Dress Up My son had a “Dress Like a Character Day” at school recently.  He was thrilled to be able to choose one of his favorite characters.  He loves the book Caps for Sale and quickly decided to dress like the peddler.  This is an easy and adorable costume (which I was thrilled about).  It was basically everything we had in the house. Costume White shirt Black pants or whatever pants you…