Saturday, December 15, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

Grinch Christmas Activities! All About Kindness!

I love the Grinch and sweet little Max so MUCH!  I remember crying when I was little during the cartoon because I felt bad that the Grinch was so mean to Max LOL..I am a dog lover, too :-)   And very tender hearted!   I wanted to incorporate the spirit of kindness, love and friendship that the Grinch's story inspires, so I created this super fun and engaging activity that you have to check out if you LOVE the Grinch, like I do :-)  A Great Supplement to the Book, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.   

This Activity is inspired by Laura Numeroff's adorable "If you Give.." books and becomes a wonderful Literacy and Character Education Lesson all about friendship, kindness and LOVE! This pack includes a variety of different choices to do the activities, depending on the level your students are at in their writing etc. I am so excited about this Super CUTE Grinch activity and am even planning to do it with my middle schoolers next week as we kick off a Grinch week at my campus.

Here is what is included:

  • "If you give the Grinch your Friendship," Individual booklet activity where the students write their own ideas on each page and illustrate their words
  • "If you give the Grinch your Friendship," Grinch Craftivity and writing prompt. (the Grinch is made of hearts) super sweet! Examples and directions all included!
  • A List of Story Starters, created by Me, that you can use to have your younger students write and then illustrate in a 10 page booklet.(or if you just want to make it Easy on yourself, or you dont have as much time to let them come up with their own story)
  • Pre- Engagement activities to get the students thinking in the right direction before they begin the main activitiy: "How to be a friend to a Grinch brainstorming, "Why do you think the Grinch is mean and acts like a bully?" Why is it important to be kind and loving to others, especially bullies? " A "How To" writing activity of "How to be a friend to the Grinch."

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Science Activities!

I love science so I have been really thinking hard of ways I can incorporate The Grinch into a Science lesson that doesnt involve the traditional "goop" lesson,,  I finally came up with the idea to create a mystery involving a Grinch CopyCat!!  The students do a fun experiment analyzing marker colors to prove who pulled a prank on Christmas in SillyCity!  Easy set up, easy to understand..Super Engaging!
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