Sunday, August 30, 2015

PICNIC BOOK

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Sometimes children like big books and sometimes they like little books. This book is so much easier to make when you tell the story about going on a picnic.

Make a picnic book by telling this story:

Let’s go on a picnic. First we need a picnic basket.
(Fold the paper in half.)

Next, we need hotdogs.
(Fold the paper in fourths.)

We also need hamburgers.
(Fold the paper into eighths.)

We’ll need a picnic bench to sit at.
(Open so it’s folded in half. Bring  one bottom flap to the fold. Turn
over and bring the other bottom flap to the fold.)

A picnic is more fun if we share it with a friend. (Tear down middle crease
until you reach the fold.)

Now all we need is a book to write a story about our adventures on our picnic.
(Hands on top of bench, bend down, and fold around to make a book.)
  


Use for: letter books, word families
            reading the room, writing the room
            fact families
            shape or color books
            unit or theme
            spelling words (picture/sentence)
            friends’ names and phone numbers
            opposites, story elements
            original stories

Hint! Let children decorate an individual cereal box to store their picnic books.