And Away We Go! and The Wish Tree
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.
And Away We Go!
The vibrant city-inspired illustrations complement this story of inclusiveness where Mr. Fox greets each of his new friends’ suggestions with a “Yes, and…” attitude reminiscent of improv comedy. The fusion of giggles and teaching moments make this a winner!
Image credit: Creating a Heavenly Haven, From ABCs to ACTs, Pre-K Pages
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 And Away We Go! even more.
- Discussion ideas about the friendly fox and being happy
- Sensory Invitation to Play- Moon Sand
- Make Your Own Hot Air Balloon
- Gross Motor- Moon Craters
The Wish Tree
This delightful story about Charles’ journey to find a wish tree is a joy to read year round, even though the gorgeous illustrations are snow-laden! We love the opportunities it provides to talk about a myriad of lessons, including taking time to help others (even if we have our own agenda)!
Image credit: Creating a Heavenly Haven
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 The Wish Tree! even more.
- Making animal tracks in sensory snow
- Acting out the story (is there snow at YOUR house?!)
- Discussing ways you can serve