Extension Activities

If My Love Were A Fire Truck and Harold Finds A Voice

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.

If My Love Were a Fire Truck

Titled as a “Daddy’s Love Song,” this sweet bedtime book about a love of a parent for a child in all its forms is enjoyable for all family situations. We love the varied and unique comparisons, fun and exciting illustrations, and the rhyming!

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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 If My Love Were A Fire Truck even more.

  • Write a love letter to Daddy (or mommy or another loved one! Wouldn't that make their day?)
  • Act Out The Story (Make believe, imagination and costumes galore!)
  • Set up a daddy (or mommy or grandparent or other loved one!) date (It doesn't have to be long, complicated or expensive to be meaningful!)

Harold Finds A Voice

Vividly bright illustrations add comedy and levity to this delightful story about Harold, who finds his own voice as he leaves home to explore the world. Harold discovers that he loves his own voice best, that as he truly becomes himself, others love him for who he is, and that home is a pretty fun place to be! For major fun points, encourage your kids to mimic Harold’s sounds too!

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 Harold Finds a Voice even more.

  • Sound Discovey (Do you REALLY know what sound a hairdryer makes?)
  • Parrot Hand Painting (Make your very own Harold!)
  • Guess That Sound Game (Pretty self explanatory, but did you know YouTube can help you out?)