Cats, Cupcakes and Cookies!

My kids love Laura Numeroff stories. One of our school annual projects is working crosscurricular in our EFL/ ESL classes.

So, these are some of the activities we did at school while reading If you give a cat a cupcake

We ..
  • made predictions. The kids looked at the cover of the book and told what they think the story would be about.
  • went on a picture walk through the book.  We didn't read the text, just looked at each picture and told what they thought is happening in each picture.
  • cololored the cover of our folder. 
  • learned that C is for cupcakes and cats. Kids cut and pasted pictures from magazines 
  • made some cupcakes using this recipe. We ate some and took the rest home.
  • graphed our favorite cupcakes
  • read about Laura Numeroff
  • completed some worksheets found here
  • looked for information about cats. Then we compared real fictional cats. We completed the chart.
  • used the necklace to recalled the events of the story. 
  • made puppets with craft sticks to sequence events
  • finished the sentence If you give a cat a _____, he will ...
  • used the vocabulary cards to review and practice vocabulary
  • made cupcakes using playdough and sprinkles
  • sorted the words by beginning sounds, syllables, short or long words
  • decorated a cupcake I found here

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