These Nigel and the Moon activities are the perfect book activities for doing after enjoying the book.
They are also great for celebrating the 2022 Jumpstart’s Read for the Record Day.
Nigel and the Moon Book
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When Nigel looks up at the moon, his world is full of possibilities. He can imagine and dream of anything. He feels confident and free. But, it’s career week at school and Nigel struggles with finding the courage to share his dreams with others. Can he tap into that courage bank? Read Nigel and the Moon by Antwan Eady.
Nigel and the Moon Book Activities
- At the beginning of the book, Nigel shadows his mother at work. We aren’t told specifically through words what his mom does yet. But, there is a clue in the illustrations and the text. Can the students find the clue and make a prediction? ( Spot the postal truck. She’s a postal carrier.) This is a great example of using text and illustrations in a book to understand the story.
- Discuss the following vocabulary in the story. Printable word cards are included in the free printable resource pack below.
- Nigel has to find the courage to share his dreams. Can you tell me about a time when you had to find the courage to share something with others?
Tell Your Dreams to the Moon
Use this writing/drawing template to share your dreams with the moon. Students can write or draw their dreams on the moon. They can then keep them private or share them with others.
This free printable can be downloaded below.
Read to the Moon
Invite students and families to take a rocket to the moon reading challenge. For each book they read, they get to color in a part of the rocket on the reading log sheet. This printable is included in the free packet below.
Learn More About Careers and Jobs
Explore different careers and jobs through books. I have a whole list of wonderful read-alouds to share with children.—> Books About Careers and Jobs
Read More Books About Courage
Keep reading more about courage and bravery with this book list I created for you.—>Books About Courage and Bravery
And, read about the moon too. I’ve got a whole list of books.—> Books About the Moon
Printable Nigel and the Moon Resources
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