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Online Story Time >
Morris Special Day
This is a funny a delightful online story
that all ages will enjoy. This young farmer is frantic! He
has "lost" his beloved pet Morris the Mouse. Children will not know who is
Morris until the end of the story. Let's go and find out where is he
"hiding." In the process we are going to meet a bird, a bear, a dog, a horse
and a sheep and Morris, the "lost" mouse. What's more we are going to find out how to say
these animal words in Spanish just for fun!
To do before activities:
Before reading the story print out these coloring pages to use on a board or felt board for later discussion off line.
1. Print bear, bird ,
horse and mouse
make felt board characters. Idea: print directly to color
paper (different colors).
2. Print the same animals mentioned to help the children make a
2. Morris, the Mouse: Print this mouse activity set in
color or coloring
Cut the large mouse template will be used to make a mouse hat with paper
headband. The children will be Morris. Practice letter Mm
and write M is for Mouse in the small rectangular card. The
small oval can be attached to a pencil for a pencil decoration and
practice tracing letter M mouse with this printable
activities and worksheet.
**The black and white version is a better choice so children can color
the images the same color as the ones in the
online story or print directly onto construction paper of the desired
Activity #1: Online
Morris Special Day
1. Read the story and allow the children to use the computer mouse to
move to the next page
The children will learn or practice the names of animals and
will get a brief and fun introduction to a few fun words in Spanish.
2. Sequencing: Using the animal coloring pages you printed previously, ask the
children if they can remember in which order did the animals appear in
the story. As the children answer place the animal image on the
board or felt board and write the name of the animal on the body
template with a marker. Continue until all animals have been
3. Discuss the colors of each animal. If the images are
black and white at this point the children can color and decorate
3. Discuss: Where was
Morris? Was he lost? Discuss and practice letter Mm.
Distribute the small mouse card with the Mm is for Mouse written on
4. Using the same images have the
children try to isolate which animals live on the farm and
which animals don't live on the farm but are wild.
Activity #2: Mouse Activity Set: Make a Hat and
Practice letter Mm is for Mouse
Make a cute Headband Mouse Hat. Cut a piece of paper in 1
1/2" to 2" strips (3 strips) and tape to form a long
headband. The children can color the large mouse image and glue
the image to the center of the head band. Help adjust the
band around the children head and tape in place. Write the
word Mouse in the small rectangular card and cut the small oval image
and glue a craft stick to make a hand puppet.
Read the story online one more time with the hats on!
Activity #3: Animals Coloring Book
The children can assemble a coloring book with the coloring pages for
the animals mentioned in the story. Make sure to write the
names of each animal and include the first letter inside the image to
reinforce letter recognition. Help the children staple the
Activity #4: Farmer > Community Helper
The farmer is presented in this story. Discuss the
responsibilities and importance of the farmer, visit
these related activities. Which of the animals in the story
are animals that a farmer would raise in a farm, which ones could be
pets? Which animal does not belong in the farm and why?
*paper or construction paper
*something to color with