Four Ideas for Preschool Moose Activities written by:
These teaching ideas will provide suggestions for vocabulary activities, exploration of the structure of the story and opportunities for students to create their own stories.
Ask them what they see on the front cover. Ask if they think the book will be funny. Why or why not? Point out that there is an author and an illustrator.
Explain to the students that Laura Joffe Numeroff grew up in New York and that she is the youngest of three girls. Ask your students to remember this particular fact for when you turn to the dedication page.
Laura thought that she might be a fashion designer but changed her mind and followed her dream. She works from home - often in her pajamas! After discussing what an illustrator does tell the students a little about Felicia Bond.
She wanted to be an artist from the time that she was five years old.
She lives with her cats and her horse in New Mexico. Ask the students who they think Felicia Bond has dedicated her illustrations to. Suggest that when they make their own books that they may wish to add a dedication page.
It is a compound word. Find other compound words in the story homemade, another, grandmother, cardboard, something, clothesline Make a list of all the contractions in the story.
Draw a picture of the moose on a chart or on the chalkboard and invite students to add background pictures. Explain to them that scenery is the "background" for the characters or puppets in a play.
Invite them to decorate them with macaroni pasta shapes or pictures cut from magazines that begin with the letter "M". Ask students to look carefully at the illustrations and find patterns. They are on the floor, wallpaper, table and furniture. Invite students to replicate the patterns they find on their own paper.
Make muffins with your students.
This activity provides a wealth of measuring activities. Place all the ingredients and tools that you will need on a table. Have on display a simple recipe for muffins.
Make sure that each child has a turn to do some part of the recipe.This was created a reading activity based on the book "If you Give a Moose a Muffin." These pages are different reading activities that align with the book.
I created it for our Moms and Muffins day at our school.
After reading If You Give a Moose a Muffin with your students and completing some of the activity pages featured below, choose one or more of these hands-on activities to bring the story to life. Kids can create their own sock puppets just like Moose did. The moose is a large animal that is part of the deer family.
One of the most distinguishing features of this animal is its large antlers. One famous moose that many children will know is the moose from the book If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff.
The following preschool activities allow young children to make moose crafts while learning . Making moose muffins is a fun activity to follow up reading the book If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Joffe Numeroff. Making handprint moose and paper bag moose puppets are fun and simple moose crafts for kids that can be used in creative play.
Four Ideas for Preschool Moose Activities. written by: Heather Marie Kosur • edited by. Word Families: Use the format of the Word Family activity above in If You Give a Mouse a Cookie but change it to match If You Give a Moose a Muffin.
Copy several moose on brown construction paper and program each with a word family. Conduct a read aloud of Laura Numeroff's If You Give a Moose a Muffin or another hilarious moose story.
Ask students to describe how fiction and nonfiction books are similar. Compare and contrast that story to If You Give a Moose a Muffin. What similar writing elements did the author use in both books?
What elements are different?