If you need some stories to engage and entertain your young readers, look for The Little Books by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. This trio includes Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Little Oink. These books put a fun spin on some common childhood predicaments that your students will enjoy! Keep reading to find some fun activities you can pair with each book.
Activities for The Little Books
Each book has a set of six discussion questions to guide your students through the book. There’s also an option for students to respond to these questions in writing.
After reading each book, students can put the stories back together with a cut and paste sequencing activity.
There’s also a story map and a character comparison chart for each book.
Kids love finding out that Little Pea doesn’t like candy, but loves spinach! To keep with this food theme, I have created a food sorting activity and some simple logic puzzles.
Little Hoot does not like to stay up late. I decided to stick with a time theme and created these activities.
Little Oink is a neat and tidy pig who doesn’t like it when things are out of order. For this book, students will determine the category for several lists of items.
After reading all three books, decide which is the class favorite with this graphing activity.
Crafts for The Little Books
This book companion includes the templates needed to create two peas in a pod, an owl, and a pig. These crafts can stand alone or be paired with a piece of writing. There are suggested writing prompts, but you can always choose your own.
I also have a digital option for distance learning. This includes a Google Slides link as well as a fillable student PDF.
You can find all of these activities in this book companion:
The Little Books
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