Each book is complemented with printable mouse activities and crafts, and related educational materials and lesson plans.
- paper, construction paper or card stock
- coloring tools for black & white templates
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Book: Chrysanthemum - Author: Kevin Henkes Ages 4-8
A great book to prepare children for their first day of school, learn to
write their very special name. This book also celebrates
the contributions of an important community helper: the teacher.
- These activities help children learn to
write their name and also to appreciate that all names are very
- After reading and discussing the book, the children can
assemble a printable
mouse craft or decorate and cut-out a mouse
coloring page image to make a puppet. Children will give their
mouse a special name. Write the
special name on the back of the craft or coloring page puppet.
- Chrysanthemum is the name of a beautiful flower. It is the
birthday flower for the month of November. View real
images and information about this flower. Print this coloring
page and practice tracing November. Idea: Discover your
children's special birthday
flower and practice learning the months of the year.
Themes > Community Helpers > Teacher
Chrysanthemum has a very inspiring teacher. Celebrate the contributions of the teacher to the community with related activities.
Incorporate into the mouse theme activities!
Description > Julius's mom bakes cupcakes decorated with candy corn on top
for his Halloween party.
She asks him not to eat them until the guest arrive. The
cupcakes are arranged in a straight line on a tabletop in each
illustration, to help young children count the cupcakes (and
candy corns) along with Julius, the mouse.
Candy corn activities: Review this lesson plan with a candy corn craft, number worksheets and more to complement this book fo a Halloween theme.