This month the The Virtual Book Club for Kids will be exploring the books of Leo Lionni. Here at home we are reading through many of his books and trying some different activities to go along with them. To help get ready for this month’s Book Club I thought I would share some of the great resources and activities currently available on the web.
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General Resources About More Than One Book
This author study from ReadWriteThink engages student in drawing activities to learn more about the story elements as you read four popular Lionni books.
The Mermaid Theatre of Novia Scotia has a terrific 43-page teacher’s guide full of activity suggestions.
The 45-page teacher resource packet from Catellani Art Museum is also full of great activities to go along with individual books.
This lesson sequence from ReadWriteThink helps build comprehension using the book Swimmy and “I Wonder” statements.
Random House Kids has some free printable activities to go along with some of Lionni’s books.
A Color of His Own
Chameleon Pipe Cleaner Tutorial and Color Matching from Lines Across
Kindergarten Art Lesson from Deep Space Sparkle
Free printable story extension page that can be used individually or to make a class book from Growing in Pre K
Collage Art Lesson from A Faithful Attempt
Little Blue and Little Yellow
Collage and Color Mixing from Crayon Freckles
Painting Activity from Teach Preschool
Mess Free Color Mixing from Imprints from Tricia
Tree Stamping from Teach Preschool
Inch by Inch
I is for Inchworm theme from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Tillie and the Wall
Making predictions writing activity from Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten
If you’re interested in joining this month’s book club, here’s what you need to do…
- Comment below and let us know that you are joining in!
- Pick your favorite book by Leo Lionni (or a new one you want to check out) and read it with your child or class.
- Create an activity, project, craft, cooking project, etc. related to the book and do it.
- Come back and share it with us as part of the Leo Lionni blog hop on Monday, May 20th! The linky will be live for 3 weeks, so if you aren’t ready to post on the 20th… just join in when you can!
And even if you don’t join in, I hope you’ll spend a little time reading some of Leo Lionni’s books with kids this month.
June 17th-Gail Gibbons
July 15th- Jez Alborough
August 19th-Donald Crews Stop by and check out some of the other blogs that participate in The Virtual Book Club for Kids.