Theme: Arts & Crafts

Starring Carmen!: Bilingual Activities & Poster, Video

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, KidLit Tool: Discussion Questions, KidLit Tool: Video & Book Trailers, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Theme: Drama, Theme: Latinx, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

STARRING CARMEN! A Picture Book with Video and Classroom & Event Activities Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Community Groups Best Audience: Children Grades 00-03   EXPLORE & DOWNLOAD THE ACTIVITIES Curious City is happy to host the classroom and event activities fantástico created by educator Crystal-Elisa Aldamuy!  They include: — Discussion Prompts — Fish Puppet Craft — Tiger Ear Costume — Rose Bush Costume — Literary Design — Curriculum Connections — Vocabulary DOWNLOAD  Starring Carmen: Activities in English (PDF) DOWNLOAD Starring Carmen: Activities in...

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Hello Goodbye Dog: Girl & Dog Reunion Activity

Posted by on Sep 6, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 1 comment

  HELLO GOODBYE DOG: Girl & Dog Reunion Activity Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Early Childhood Educators, Play Groups, Reader Dog Programs Best Audience: Children Grades 00-03   ABOUT THE ACTIVITY In the picture book Hello Goodbye Dog (Roaring Brook), the dog Moose hates to say, “goodbye.”  When her girl Zara goes back to school, Moose will do anything to break out of her home, find her way to school, and say, “hello!” to Zara.  Chaos builds until Zara comes up with the solution to train Moose to be the school’s Reader Dog.  No more goodbyes!  Only, “hello...

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Piecing Me Together: A YA Discussion Guide About Race, Class, Gender, and Intersectionality

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in * Grades 06-09, * Grades 10-12, KidLit Tool: Discussion Questions, Theme: African American, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Theme: At-Risk Youth, Theme: Book Clubs, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Theme: Social Change, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

  PIECING ME TOGETHER: YA Discussion Guide Best Users: Educators, Librarians, Community Groups, Book Clubs Best Audience: Children Grades 07-12   ABOUT THE GUIDE Sometimes it feels like I leave home a whole person, sent off with kisses from Mom, who is hanging her every hope on my future. By the time I get home I feel like my soul has been shattered into a million pieces. . Mom’s love repairs me… . Listening to these mentors, I feel like I can prove the negative stereotypes about girls like me wrong. That I can and will do more, be more. . But when I leave? It happens again. The...

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R.W. Alley’s Picture Book Series: Easter Egg Roly-Poly Activity

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 1 comment

PICTURE BOOK ACTIVITY Easter Eggs into Roly-Polys Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Families, Play Groups, Early Childhood Classrooms Best Audience: Children Grades 00-02 ABOUT THE ACTIVITY In the R.W. Alley picture book series from Clarion Books, young Gretchen’s roly-poly toys always have a part to play in the action and in Gretchen’s vivid imagination.  In her hands, the sweet egg-shaped toys can become stars in the sky, fish in the sea, or even penguins on the ice. Curious City has taken an excess of plastic Easter eggs and turned them into the charming roly-polys.  You can do this...

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Some Writer: Creating Art with E.B. White’s Words

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

SOME WRITER! THE STORY OF E.B. WHITE Creating Art with White’s Words Best Users: Educators, Librarians, Families Best Audience: Children Grades 02-05 ABOUT THE ACTIVITY After reading Melissa Sweet’s Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White (HMH), you can offer your readers quotations from White to use it in a collage or shadow box. The activity sheet provides the quotations.  All you need to add is collage materials, boxes, scissors, glue sticks, inspiration and to be (as E.B. White said), “obscure clearly.” This slideshow requires JavaScript.   DOWNLOAD THE ACTIVITY Some Writer: Quotes to...

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Mitchell on the Moon: Lightning Wand Activity

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Theme: Halloween | 0 comments

Mitchell on the Moon Lightning Wand Activity   Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Families, Play Groups, Early Childhood Classrooms Best Audience: Children Grades 00-02   ABOUT THE ACTIVITY   The siblings in the preschool picture book series by R.W. Alley (Clarion Books) have rather rambunctious imaginations.  In Mitchell on the Moon, when the disappearance of the moon may keep the siblings from trick-or-treating, Mitchell becomes the “Sorcerer of Space” and shoots off to the moon to see what is the matter.  In his hand, his flashlight transforms into a magical...

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