book, I have included: age, topics, YouTube video (if one exists),
worksheets/activities, crafts, and snacks. If I couldn’t find any good worksheets for the book, I created one. The free resources I found are wonderful, so don’t forget to follow the blogs of the originators when you check them out. If you have any other great resources to match the books, please comment with a link! I would love to add them to my list for everyone to enjoy.
Teachers – want to spend less time lesson planning and more time outside? There will be lots of worksheets and activities (including math connections) to fill your lesson plan books. They will also be perfect for writing sub plans when you need to
play hooky go to an appointment.
Parents – head to the library to check out these great books. There are lots of crafts to keep your little ones busy. Need a lunch idea? There will be lots of lunch and snack ideas to match the stories.
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- Are You Ready to Play Outside? By Mo Willems
- Yellow Umbrella By Dong Il Sheen and Jae-Soo Liu
- Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel
- Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
- See how they Grow – Chick and See how they Grow – Lamb
- The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin
- Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
- A Rainbow of my Own by Don Freeman
- Goodnight Baseball by Michael Dahl
- The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
- Mossy by Jan Brett
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
- Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
- Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin
- From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons
- In like a Lion, Out like a Lamb by Marion Dane Bauer
Elephant and Piggie collection. One of my favorite things about it as a teacher
there are wonderful resources available from the author/publisher. They provide
multiple free ideas and worksheets to pair with the stories. I wish every
publisher would do this!
complete this quick and easy worksheet to tie in parts of speech. Students
write the verbs they find in the story on the raindrops.
Book Club provides multiple activities to complete with this book. My favorite
is her worm races. Yes, you read that right, worm races. Take your kids or
students outside, collect some worms, and see which worm is the fastest!
can’t do this as a teacher, but as a parent, read this story on a rainy day and
then head outside to play!
and Piggie Puppets from Three Little Birds (you have to e-mail her for the
template, but it’s totally worth it)
Worm Ice from Martha
Stewart (great to add to water or juice)