Kids love the Magic Tree House series! The book series follows Jack and Annie (brother and sister), who discover a magical tree house filled with books. Their adventures all started when Jack and Annie found a book about dinosaurs inside the tree house and were taken back to prehistoric times. After that, Jack and Annie traveled to many different places around the world – and even into outer space! If your students have enjoyed taking these adventures with Jack and Annie, they will love becoming a Tree House Traveler!
PREPARING THE PASSPORT BOOKLETS
To become a Tree House Traveler, your students will begin with a Magic Tree House Passport. Each booklet has two pages and there are two different cover options. These can be printed in color or black and white.
To get the booklets ready, you will need to print the two pages back-to-back. The black and white cover option works well with colored paper.
Once the passport booklets have been printed back-to-back, you will cut, stack, fold, and staple the booklets.
Students will also need passport stamps to go with each book in the Magic Tree House series. I have included several options to choose from. The passport stamps can be printed with all 28 stamps on one page (one stamp for each of the 28 books in the original Magic Tree House series). This option would work well for students reading the series independently or for your small groups.
You could also print one full-page of stamps to go with each book in the series. This option would work well if you are reading the series aloud to your whole class.
Another option is to print the passport stamps in black and white and have the students color them in.
USING THE PASSPORT BOOKLETS
There are a few ways you can use these Tree House Traveler booklets with your students.
For younger students, teachers may choose to read the books aloud to students. After finishing one of the books, print out a full sheet of the matching passport stamps. Then cut out and give one stamp to each student. Students can glue the stamp over the matching book number in the passport booklet. Since Dinosaurs Before Dark is book #1 in the series, the dinosaur stamp would be glued on top of the #1 in the passport booklet.
SMALL GROUP OR INDEPENDENT READING
For second or third grade students, the Magic Tree House series can be read independently or with your book clubs or small groups. You can print out one sheet of passport stamps for each student. As a student finishes a book in the series, he can cut out the matching stamp and glue it on top of the corresponding number in the passport booklet.
Your Tree House Travelers will not only enjoy reading the Magic Tree House series, but they will have a small booklet to help remind them of all of the adventures they went on with Jack and Annie!