Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Resources for Your Little Reader (or Pre-Reader)

I've been digging around the internet to find some fun printables, lesson plans, and activities to go along with some of my kiddos' favorite books. My printer has been working overtime, and the kids are excited about all the new finds.

I thought I'd share some of the links I found with you all today.

If you have a Fancy Nancy fan, you can find tons of cool things to make and do at the official Fancy Nancy site. Do a little digging around, and you'll find coloring pages, paper dolls, really cool party planning packets, and "fancy" recipes, among other things.

At the Pinkalicious site, you'll find a curriculum guide to go along with the books, party planning ideas, printable mazes and puzzles, and lots of pink crafts and recipes.

The Magic Tree House site has printable bookmarks, reading certificates, and a trivia game, as well as activity guides and worksheets for the individual books.

Who doesn't love Mo Willem's books? At the Go Mo website, you can find neat event kits, coloring pages, and games to print, as well as activity ideas to go along with the books.

Set aside a huge chunk of time, and then go dive into all the resources available from the Harper Collins Children's site. You'll find teaching guides, book activities, coloring pages, and puzzles for some of your children's favorite books.

Have any favorite resources to add? I'd love for you to leave them in the comment section.

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  1. we love the crabtree publishing books they are nature, counting, social studies, etc... they have awesome lesson plans!

    we get the book from the library, do the activities and they have fun while learning:

  2. great list - thanks for sharing !!

  3. I found some magic treehouse printables that are chapter comprehension questions - i like those.
    Here are the bookmarks I saved. - for book #2 only but a great printable! - ninjas - pirates - great printables! -click on literature and scroll down to see the MTH links. simple book report printable; used with each book
    And i used to have a link for a cool timeline a blogger had made- they were reading the stories according to the timeline instead of in sequential order but my link is a dud. maybe someone else has it. it was pretty cool.