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Preschoolers and kindergarteners will love these Wizard of Oz activities. Discover printables and hands-on fun for little ones!
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! One of my all-time favorite classics is The Wizard of Oz. Like many of you, I watched the old classic movie long before I ever picked up the book.
Boy was I surprised at how different the two versions were!
Wizard of Oz Activities
Fun connections to make with the story:
• Tornadoes: Discuss what a tornado is. Teach tornado safety. Make a tornado in a bottle (likned below).
• Family: Dorothy lives with her Aunt and Uncle on a farm. When she wakes up at the end of the movie, she’s surrounded by those who care about her. Does family have to be only those who live in our house? Does family have to be only those we’re genetically related to?
• Character Traits: Throughout this story the characters show a wide range of character traits. Dorothy is loving toward Toto, brave as she travels to Emerald City, caring toward her companions, and determined to go home.
Variations of The Wizard of Oz
Fill your book basket with a few different versions of The Wizard of Oz. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
The Wizard of Oz – Readers of all ages will follow the Yellow Brick Road on an unforgettable journey that takes them from Dorothy’s gray Kansas home into the blue Munchkin land; the sparkling bejeweled Emerald City; the dark, foreboding forest; and the ruby-red throne room of Glinda the Good Witch.
The Wizard of Oz – This classic Stepping Stone edition, brings the classic Wizard of Oz tale to first chapter book readers. Includes art from the original Wizard of Oz!
What is the Story of the Wizard of Oz? – When L. Frank Baum wrote about the adventures of a young farm girl named Dorothy and her pet dog in the magical Land of Oz in 1900, he wanted to create a beautiful story based on the America he knew and treasured. But he had no idea his book would become a bestseller and grow into the cultural phenomenon that it is today.
Hands-On Wizard of Oz Activities
After reading The Wizard of Oz with your little ones and completing some of the activity pages, choose one or more of the Wizard of Oz activities below to bring the story to life.
• Use red cupcake liners to make a field of poppies.
• Make a tornado in a bottle.
• Here’s a fun paper plate hot air balloon craft.
• Use spaghetti to make a fun lion craft.
• This paper plate scarecrow is perfect for little ones!
• Recycle some can to make your very own tin man.
• Older kiddos will enjoy making Wicked Witch bookmarks.
Wizard of Oz Snacks
These snacks and treats are super fun and go perfectly with a Wizard of Oz theme.
Download Your Printables
Inside this learning pack, you’ll find the following activities:
• ABC order: Students will write the words from the word bank in alphabetical order.
• Handwriting practice: Preschoolers will practice writing the featured letters D, E, G, L, P, R, S, T, and W.
• Shadow matching: Preschoolers will work on visual discrimination as they match each image to its shadow.
• Describe the characters: Children will write descriptive words in the circles around each character.
• Writing pages – Lined pages are perfect for writing about different topics covered in the story. You’ll find writing pages for rainbows, Kansas, hot air balloons, scarecrows, and more.
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