Extension Activities

When Your Elephant Has The Sniffles, Choo Choo Colors, and Kisses and Cuddles

Reading is even more fun and meaningful when books come alive. Here’s a few extension activities for each book this month to get you started.

These activities were curated for you by Graceann of Creating a Heavenly Haven. She has an undergrad in Early Childhood Education, a Masters in Education, and is currently homeschooling her three adorable kiddos.

When Your Elephant Has The Sniffles

A little guide on how to care for someone with the sniffles, this is both instructive and humorous, and gives kids a look at the roles of the caretaker. If you’re lucky they’ll take care of YOU next time you have the sniffles!

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You’ll want to read the activity post for full details, but here’s a quick preview of just some of the activities you can do to enjoy When Your Elephant Has The Sniffles even more.

  • Shadow Puppets How-To
  • Playing Nurse
  • Rock-a-byes

As a bonus, we were lucky enough to have the opportunity to When Your Elephant Has The Sniffles, Susanna Leonard Hill. Check that out on our blog!


Choo Choo Colors

This lift-the-flap book is a great interactive introduction to colors that includes some classic color-object combinations (red apples) as well and some more original choices (orange kitties).

You’ll want to read the activity post for full details, but here’s a quick preview of just some of the activities you can do to enjoy Choo Choo Colors even more.

  • Color Name Practice
  • A Laundry Basket Train
  • A Color Sorting Train

Kisses and Cuddles

Sweet to the core, this rhyming story about all the things a little penguin loves is one you and your munchkins will have memorized in no time but won’t mind reading again and again!

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You’ll want to read the activity post for full details, but here’s a quick preview of just some of the activities you can do to enjoy Kisses and Cuddles even more.

  • A “Can You Find…?” Activity
  • “Favorite Things” discussion ideas (with recommendations for different ages!)
  • Drawing pictures for mommy