Extension Activities

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