Monday, 31 October 2016

Big Pumpkin Story Sequencing Cards

I love the story- Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman. Its a great book to read aloud during Halloween and is perfect for practicing retelling skills. The repetitive text makes it easier for young children to comprehend the story. Its  also a fun story to enact during assemblies or class presentations.

I made a set of sequencing cards that goes perfectly with this book. Use it during guided reading or simply place them in your literacy center.

Encourage young children to look at the pictures, arrange them in an order and retell the story in their own words. Emerging readers can even attempt to read the simple sentences written on the cards. 

Get the cards from my TPT STORE.
Big Pumpkin Story Sequencing Cards

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Ramayana Puppets.

I wanted children to understand why we celebrate Diwali and so the story of Ramayana had to shared with them. The book by Bhakti Mathur was useful in explaining the story to the little ones as it has bright illustrations and rhyming text.
We made some cute puppets to retell the story. I gave them cutouts and paper bags and all they had to do was assemble them together and add features.

Puppets of Lord Rama!

Puppets of Goddess Sita!

The Brave Hanumanji!


It was great fun to see children enacting each character from the story. They thoroughly enjoyed the process and so did I!

Monday, 24 October 2016

Diwali Gift Idea!

If you are looking for a simple and cute Diwali gift idea, look no further. All you need is a diya or a tea light and some transparent coloured paper. Involve your children by letting them colour the elephant.
I would suggest printing the elephant template on card stock as the diya has to be placed on the elephant.
 Stick the diya with double sided tape after the elephant has been colored and you are ready to wish your loved ones Happy Diwali!

Friday, 21 October 2016

Diwali Literacy Pack

I admit that three months is a long time to have gone missing from the blogging scene but life had its own plans for me and blogging took a back seat . But I was quite active on Facebook and posted a lot of fun stuff for little kids . So if you follow me there , I am sure you didn't miss me too much  :)

October is a great month for me, for many reasons . It's the month of fall(That lovely nip in the air, always make me happy), I get to celebrate birthdays of people close to me and it has two of my favourite holidays: Diwali and Halloween. And this post is going to be full of Diwali goodness. 

I am sharing my Diwali literacy pack and it is packed with a lot of learning material for your little ones.

It includes Bingo sheets which you can print and use with a small group.

Use the memory cards from the pack to play a memory game, build vocabulary and talk about the various symbols of Diwali.

Stamping Fun!

Syllable practice for building those essential early reading skills. 

A creative writing sheet!

All this in one pack.
 So what are you waiting for? Grab this pack and give your little ones the gift of literacy, this Diwali.
Diwali Literacy Pack!
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