There was a lot to go along with this book! Not only were there some great lessons in the FIAR manual, there's tons of fun stuff online. I had a hard time picking things which is also why we spent so much time on it. The nice thing is, I think we are going to keep learning more about Beatrix Potter, and keep reading these books throughout the summer.
April surprised me by making a huge poster size copy of the first few pages of The Tale of Peter Rabbit. She comes up with fun things like that sometimes.
April montly calendar heading. I made this for our preschool calendar with some peter rabbit clipart. It was a nice addition to our month of Peter Rabbit.
The Peter Rabbit calendar numbers from make learning fun were pretty fun too.
We located the UK, and put the story disk on the map.
Aric had fun making some puppets for the story. These printables were also found at make learning fun. I shrunk down the size of the character masks for printing, colored, and glued to popsicle sticks for puppets.
A picture of the 2 copies we have. The one in back is a copy I found at Goodwill a while back. Then I ended up purchasing the set of the whole Peter Rabbit library from costco which is what the blue one is from.
A few games: first, "hide the trowel" under the cabbage from Homeschool Creations gardening preschool pack. Aric really liked this game. I found it easiest to glue the cabbages to post its so they could just be flipped up and looked under. Fun game!
A Peter Rabbit craft that I created with Aric.
Putting picture cards in order as we told the story. I believe these picture cards are from the Five in a row fold 'n learn.
Aaron decided to make this picture of "Mr. McGregor's carrot" during some free painting time.
We made strawberries, turnips, peas, potatoes, carrots, and squash. (Idea for this project at Mrs. Lee's Kindergarden)
Some other activities not pictured:
- Playing games at the Tale of Peter Rabbit website
- Learning about Beatrix Potter with this book: Beatrix Potter's Journal (we are all loving looking at this book, it has all kinds of flaps, and information about her)
- Lapbook from homeschool share
My boys also loved watching the Peter Rabbit tales in video too! Did you know they have all the books on video? I didn't until I stumbled across it on youTube. Actually you can find every episode on youtube. So, my boys watched quite a few of them. Enjoy!
I don't think they'll forget this book anytime soon!
I'll be linking this up to Delightful Learning's FIAR vol. 2 link-up