This week our theme is Families. We like to read The Napping House by Audrey Wood during this unit. This is such a great story and there is so much to do with it. First we talked about the describing words the author uses to describe the characters in the book. I read this book every year and it never fails that the children laugh and giggle when they hear that granny is a "snoring granny". Haha....kids are funny!
After reading the book we completed a sequencing activity. The children colored and cut out clipart of the characters and then put them onto a bed that is in a house. The children enjoyed retelling the story with their friends, especially when the flea wakes everyone up and causes a commotion.
The dreaming child is joining the snoring granny in bed.
Here the snoozing cat is finding a cozy spot on top of the dozing dog.
Last, here comes that wakeful flea!! Let the bed breaking start! Haha!!
We also did a follow up writing activity where the children had to design their own house. They were told they could live in any kind of house they would want to live in and to use their imagination. Here are some of the results:
Who doesn't want to live in a beautiful summer house? I just love her flowers!
Aww...a loving house! How awesome is that? Everyone would love each other and hearts are everywhere, sounds like a great place to live to me!
This is great! A costume party house. We can wear a different costume every day and to make the party even better, the house comes with a disco ball too!
This is awesome! When the child first brought this picture to me I thought she wanted a movie house or a house with cameras or something but when she said. "I want to live in a Target house." I totally got her picture! I love the red target in the middle, the cash register, money and the toys on the shelf to buy! So clever!
What kind of house do you want to live in?