Looking for the perfect spring read aloud that combines humor with memorable characters? Try Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming and G. Brian Karas! Here are several activities to pair with this delightful story.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Written by: Candace Fleming
Illustrated by: G. Brian Karas
Tippy, tippy, tippy, Pat!
That’s the sound three hungry bunnies make when the sun goes down and the moon comes up and Mr. McGreely’s garden smells yum, yum, yummy. While he’s dreaming of his mouth-watering carrots, the bunnies are diving over fences and swimming trenches to get the veggies first!
Hammer, hammer, hammer, Saw!
That’s the sound Mr. McGreely makes when the sun comes up and the moon goes down and he sees what those twitch-whiskers have done….Nibbled leaves! Empty stalks! Mr. McGreely will build something bigger and better, sure to keep even pesky puff-tails away.
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MUNCHA! MUNCHA! MUNCHA! ACTIVITIES
This book companion is a great resource to help students build their comprehension and vocabulary skills. There are 8 questions included to help guide the discussion as you read. Students can also respond to these questions in writing.
Sequencing activities are great for helping students understand and remember the story. Because this is a cut and paste activity, students can physically move the cards around until the story events are in the correct order.
After students have practiced sequencing the story, they are ready to retell or summarize. There are several different graphic organizers to choose from. Students can also focus on story elements with this spinner activity.
Furthermore, I selected 12 vocabulary words for this story. Each vocabulary card has a matching definition. Students can play a memory matching game with the cards or create original sentences with the words. For additional practice, students can complete the fill-in-the-blanks page or vocabulary match-up activity.
Additionally, this resource also includes a character chart, a word search, and a color-by-code activity to pair with the book. These can be used during or after reading the book.
HARVEST BASKET WRITING CRAFT
After reading the book, students can put together a harvest basket writing craft.
This craft includes printable templates so students can create a basket of carrots. After putting the craft together, there is room to tuck a piece of writing inside the basket. I have included several suggestions for writing prompts, but you can always choose your own. However, if you don’t have time to do the writing piece, the basket craft can stand alone.
MUNCHA! MUNCHA! MUNCHA! DIGITAL ACTIVITIES
Because many classrooms are going paperless, I decided to add some digital options to this book companion. In addition to the printable PDF, you will find a Google Slides link that can be used with Google Classroom. I have also included a fillable student PDF. Please note: these digital options do not include the harvest basket craft. Instead, there is a slide with clipart images and a text box for a student response.
You can find all of these activities in my Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! book companion.
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