Extension Activities

Poppy Louise Is Not Afraid of Anything and McToad Mows Tiny Island

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.

Poppy Louise Is Not Afraid of Anything

This gorgeously-illustrated and totally-relatable story about being yourself features both Poppy Louise (who is spunky and fearless), and her sister Petunia and friends (who are a little more careful). While their disparate personalities initially cause some frustration, they all learn that overcoming your fears is easier with a little help from some friends.

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 this book even more.

  • Creating a "Brave Journal"
  • Do some "Emotions Drawings"
  • Go on a neighborhood scavenger hunt

McToad Mows Tiny Island

Vibrantly detailed, hilarious illustrations add life and depth to this transportation heavy story about why Thursdays are McToad’s favorite day of the week—he gets to mow Tiny Island. It’s quite the production to get to Tiny Island and once there the job is easily accomplished, subtly reminding readers that it’s more about the journey than the destination.

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 this book even more.

  • An object sequencing game
  • Sing sequencing songs (don't worry, you already know some and we'll tell you which ones!)