Literacy activities that promote a love of reading hit the mark in my book. And since Read for the Record day is coming up on October 19, 2017, I thought I would create some literacy resources to use with this year’s featured book.
This year’s book is Quackers by Liz Wong. I’ve got some great activities that you can do with the kids to help celebrate with learning fun.
Quackers Activities and Book
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Quackers is sure he is a duck. Then one day, he meets someone who looks just like him with paws and fur. He soon learns about a new family of friends and loves many of the same things they do. But, he misses his duck family. So, Quackers learns a way to belong to each family of friends.
Now, let’s have some learning fun. Try one or more of these activities to do after reading the book. Best of all, I created a FREE printable pack of all the activities for you!
#1- Splash Game
Object: Kids will identify letters of the alphabet.
Materials needed: small pail, timer, scissors, and alphabet cards pages 3-5 (see free printable below)
- Print pages 3-5 from the free printable.
- Cut out pieces and place in a fishing pail or other container.
- Set a timer for 2 minutes. Kids take turns blindly pulling a card out and identifying the letter. If correct, the child keeps the card. If splash (water) card is pulled then the child puts all cards back in the pail.
#2- Venn Diagram
Object: Kids will compare and contrast cats and ducks.
Materials needed: writing utensil, Venn Diagram pg 6 (see free printable below)
- Print page 6.
- Discuss with the kids ways that cats and ducks are alike and different. Fill in the Venn Diagram printable based on the children’s responses.
#3- Math Story Sheet
Object: Kids will develop fine motor strength and create simple math stories.
Materials needed: crayons or markers and the story sheet page 7 (see free printable below)
- Print a copy of page 7 for each student.
- Have the students color the sheet while enjoying the story or after reading the story.
- Use the animals pictured on the sheet to create and tell simple math stories. For example, “3 ducks are in the water and 2 ducks are on land. There are 5 ducks in all.”
Ready to get started? You just need to get the FREE printable I created.