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Try these hands-on activities after sharing books with children.

  • Read a book about feelings. Create or collect a variety of feeling picture cards. Encourage children to identify each feeling and to sort the cards into different feeling groups: scared, happy, lonely, excited. Or read The Way I Feel and use some of the ideas in the author's Expressing Emotions Teaching Plan.
  • Read a book about transportation. Invite a trucker to bring a "big rig" to school for children to tour. Suggested book: Truck Driver Tom
  • Read a book about food and help children create food collages by cutting out pictures from magazines and newspaper ads.


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ABOUT SUE LaBELLA

Sue LaBella, Education World's early childhood editor, is a former teacher who loves writing activities and poems for young children. She lives in Connecticut with her family and her bulldog named Daisy.

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05/18/2009

 

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