Theme Activities and Crafts for Preschool
Hooray for Harry by Kim Lewis--Stuffed Animals in Picture Books--Sweet, warm, and comforting, the illustrations and story provide a beautiful model for understanding a first story map. It also encourages imaginary play with stuffed animals! In fact, it is the perfect start for a stuffed animal day that your class will never forget! The Kids' Wings unit in Reading Seeds will guide you through the cross-curriculum fun.
Literary Connections: Dogs in Picture Books
Chewy Louie by Howie Schneider--comical picture book about a dog that literally chews up everything in his path.
Farley Found It by Bruce Van Patter--What's a sheepdog to do when a sheep moves into her doghouse? A funny picture book about a problem-solving dog and a determined sheep-- Classroom unit in Reading Seeds
Move Over, Rover by Karen Beaumont--Rover is snuggled down into his doghouse when a sudden thunderstorm brings a line of unexpected visitors who need to find a place to stay dry. How many can fit in? How will the last visitor change the group? Move Over, Rover is a delightful cumulative story that will encourage children to read ... and laugh ... along with you. A Kids' Wings Unit is in Reading Seeds.
Not Afraid of Dogs by Suzanne Pitzer--Daniel is almost the bravest boy in the world. He can face snakes, spiders, and thunderstorms, but he is afraid of dogs. What will he do when his aunt leaves her dog, Bandit, with his family? What will he do when he finds himself alone in the same room with Bandit who has a fear of his own? A Kids' Wings Unit is in Reading Seeds.
A special thanks to the the talented Mickey Gentle for generously allowing us to use his wonderful original composition "Walking Mei Li" as our background music.
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2008, Suzy Red, Lockhart, Texas