Extension Activities

To The Sea and Bunny Slopes

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.

To The Sea

The punchy illustrations in Cale Atkinson’s unique style follow the mood of the book as it transitions from emerald loneliness to tangerine delight through the power of friendship. The simplicity with which Sam and Tim demonstrate what true friendship looks like makes this one worth reading again and again!

Image credit: Courtesy of Cale Atkinson

Meet Cale Atkinson, the author and illustrator of To The Sea, on our blog!

Image credit: Home Science Tools

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 To The Sea even more.

  • Do you own coloring brainstorm of how to get Sam to the sea
  • Listen to whale sounds (videos include in the full activity post!)
  • Experience how blubber keeps whales warm #science!
  • Learn some great whale facts!

Bunny Slopes

Written by Colombian award-winning author Claudia Rueda, this interactive book is a delightfully engaging read aloud that gets children involved in the storytelling in a clever and enjoyable way. The two-color illustrations add to the simplicity and charm of the story and allow your children’s interactions to be the star of the show.

Image credit: cbc.ca

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 Bunny Slopes even more.

  • Play Simon Says!
  • Do some skiing of your own with a visual ski track activity
  • Make a pine cone skier
  • Have a discussion about order…psst read the full post to find out what this means ;)