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My middle son loved The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge when he was younger. We would read this book over and over again. So, I was so excited to introduce my nephew to this story last year.
This sweet picture book has many teaching points in it. Little ones can learn about New York or about rivers. They’ll enjoy learning more about bridges and lighthouses. You can talk to your learners about being proud and boastful.
Best of all, you can remind them that great things come in small packages.
Little Red Lighthouse activities
After reading The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Grey Bridge with your little ones and completing some of the activity pages in the printable below, choose one or more of these fun activities to bring the story to life.
- Create a lighthouse tablescape.
- Watch a short video clip about the real red lighthouse.
- Here’s a printable template that will help your children create their own lighthouse paper craft.
- This cupcake liner lighthouse craft is simple enough for preschoolers.
- Here’s a fun “how to build a simple paper bridge” experiment.
- Here are four bridges you can build and test with preschoolers.
- Gumdrop bridge building activities make great additions to your STEM activities.
The Little Red Lighthouse Go-Alongs
Snacks and Treats
These snacks and treats are super fun and go perfectly with your study of boats and lighthouses.
Grab your freebie
This is a great learning pack to use as a follow up after you read The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Grey Bridge to your students. Inside this fun printable, you’ll find the following activities:
- Counting puzzles
- Story elements
- Write about…
- and more!