Love is universal. Celebrate love in With Lots of Love and then enjoy these With Lots of Love book activities.
This book just happens to be the 2023 Jumpstart’s Read for the Record Day pick. This year’s Read for the Record Day is October 26th.
With Lots of Love Book
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With Lots of Love by Jenny Torres Sanchez is the story of Rocio and her family who have moved from Central America to the United States. Rocio is really missing her Abuela including her cooking, pinata making, and her hugs. But, Abuela finds a way to send a special package to Rocio just in time for her birthday.
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With Lots of Love Book Activities
Discussion Questions for With Lots of Love
- Have you ever missed someone before? When? (before reading)
- What things does Rocio miss from her old home? (during reading)
- How does Rocio feel love from her family that is so far away? (after reading)
Vocabulary Cards for With Lots of Love
Use the free printable vocabulary cards (see below for download) of the vocabulary words in the story. Vocabulary Words- rustling, drizzled, ruffled, plucked
Letter to a Love One You Missed
Write a letter or draw a picture to someone you miss. Use the printable in the packet below.
Crack the Pinata Literacy Activity
Skill: phonological awareness
Materials: printable (see below)
Preparation: Print and cut the set of printables.
Read a clue on a pinata card and see if students can guess the ”surprise” word. Continue with clues until the students guess the correct word. The number of clues they need is the number of ”hits” to crack the pinata. The winning guess gets the pinata card. Continue until all cards are completed.
Make a Wish on a Star
Think of a wish you would like to make on a star. Write or draw about your wish on the printable provided below.
Printable With Lots of Love Book Ideas
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