A fun, easy Picture Book Reading Activity for preschool and elementary age kids. Download the free printable, plus check out Five Brand New Picture Book Titles!
We’re approaching the point in our summer where we’re starting to think, just a very little bit, about school again. We still have a few weeks left to enjoy the swimming pool and all the free time, but it’s also time to start making sure the kids will be ready to head back to school next month.
When we received a package from Penguin Random House last week with Five New Picture Books, I thought it was perfect timing!
We’ve been reading a little bit (and sometimes a whole lot) every day this summer. However, with the school season approaching, I thought it might be a nice time to encourage the kids to put in a little bit more effort. Here’s what I came up with!
Picture Book Reading Activity
I created this simple picture book reading activity with an easy worksheet to go along with our five new picture books. You can use the Free Printable Worksheet with any picture book, but brand new titles always get my kids so excited for a picture book activity like this!
The worksheet is a quick and easy sequencing activity. After you read the picture book, have your kids go back and recreate the story by remembering the characters, the setting, and what happens at the beginning, middle, and end of the story. Then have them share their opinion – did they like the book?
For younger kids, they can do this all with pictures. For older kids, they can use pictures and/or words to fill it out.
It’s a fun way to do a little learning!
You can download your free printable worksheet for this picture book reading activity to use with any picture book you choose. Just pop your info in here, and it will show up in your inbox right away:
Five New Picture Books
This is my favorite of the bunch! Way too many kids think they don’t like math, but this book aims to make it a little less intimidating.
With fun, comic book style illustrations and a purple, math loving alien to guide you, this book takes you on a quick tour of math history and concepts. Math is everywhere! This is a great picture book introduction to math, how we use it, and why it’s worth trying to love.
This was my kids’ favorite book this week. I think we’ve read it at least twice a day for the past week.
It’s about a dog who has had to fend for himself long enough that he’s convinced he’s a lone wolf. But after a stay at the pound, his tough veneer begins to crack. Maybe this lone wolf needs a pack after all? It’s such a sweet book.
The illustrations in this one are fantastic! This is a great one even for non-readers because the pictures tell so much of the story.
A boy has a bot, but not for long. As it escapes, farther and farther up a tall sky scraper in the city, people on every floor try to stop the bot. You’ll be surprised what finally does the trick!
This is an excellent book for young readers about the very real NASA rover on Mars named Curiosity . The pictures are beautiful! Your little space lovers are going to thoroughly enjoy this one.
Not only does this one have a really great message, but it’s also quite funny. I immediately loved the set up – a Jellyfish attending a Star Fish support group! When you have “fish” in your name, but you aren’t actually a fish, well, it’s easy to be misunderstood.
This is a really great book about embracing what makes you unique.
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I received these five books from the publisher for review purposes. All opinions are entirely my own.