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I’ve shared before about my love for Laura Numeroff and her picture books. I’ve not met a kid who doesn’t love her books, too.
Here we are at the start of August, gearing up for a new school year. Have you started planning? If so, be sure to check out If You Take a Mouse to School. It is the perfect book to read on the first day of school.
After reading it with your students, try out some of the fun hands-on activities and printables featured below.
If You Take a Mouse to School
After reading If You Take a Mouse to School with your students and kids, choose a fun snack and a craft to extend the experience. The free printables featured below goes right along with the story. The activities pull out some of the fun aspects of this book.
After reading fun science experiment with your students and completing some of the activity pages featured below, choose one or more of these hands-on activities to bring the story to life.
- Make sandwiches for lunch.
- Do a fun science experiment like mouse did.
- Build a house with blocks.
- Write a story.
- Go outside and play ball.
- Eat a snack.
Related Story Books
You can find these books at your local library or bookstore. If not, you can order them on Amazon by clicking the links provided.
Grab Your Freebie
Your students will enjoy these fun learning activities. In this free printable pack, you will find the following activities:
- Story Elements: Students will write about the characters, setting, and events in this story.
- In Summary: Students will summarize the story in four parts.
- Fiction and Non-Fiction: Students will determine whether the story is fiction or nonfiction and write why they think that.
- Sequencing: Students will cut and paste items from the story in the order they’re introduced.
- Maze: Help mouse trace a path to the school.
- Writing Prompt: If I could take a pet to school, I would take a…
- Mouse Report Form: After doing a little research, kids can fill out this report form.
- Writing Prompt: Kids can use this page to record information about mice or to write a creative story.
- Action Words: Students will fill in the blanks with action words from the story.
- Rhyming Words: Students will write words that rhyme with school and mouse.
- What Should Mouse Take? Students will make a list of things mouse should take to school with him.
- Compound Words: Students will assemble 3-part puzzles combining two words to make a compound word.