Retell Tree: A Peek Through Picture Book
This book box is the best preschool book activity for your preschooler!
Last May, this book literally stopped me in my tracks.
The colors are so bright and vivid, and Tree: A Peek-Through Picture Book is a fantastic find for fall.
This month Lu from The Mamas Workshop and I were able to collaborate with two other creative bloggers.
This means you have FOUR different ways you can incorporate a story retell for perhaps the most beautiful peek-through book we've ever read.
What is a Book Box?
A book box is a way to help your preschooler retell a familiar story. It has supplies that can act as props for story retells.
What is IN a Book Box?
- Familiar book
- Props to retell the story
WHY Use a Book Box?
By Kindergarten, children will be asked to:
- With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
No, thank you.
Build up your preschoolers confidence for when they have to meet these rigorous standards.
SETTING UP THIS BOOK BOX WAS SO MUCH FUN!
Here are the Amazon Affiliate links to get you started:
Egg Carton top to paint as the tree trunk
THE SET UP:
1. Read, Tree: A Peek-Through Picture Book several times.
2. Decorate several craft sticks to represent each season.
3. Glue craft sticks to clothespins.
4. Paint top of the egg carton for the tree trunk.
AFTER REREADING TREE: A PEEK-THROUGH PICTURE BOOK MANY TIMES, BEGIN TO RETELL THE FAMILIAR STORY WITH YOUR PRESCHOOLER USING YOUR PROPS.
Check out these ideas from other bloggers that worked with us for September's Book Box Activity for preschoolers!
Click on their picture to be taken directly to their site.
Lu from The Mama Workshop.
Paint Splat Season Tree
Sara from Glued to My Crafts
Watercolor and Chalk Pastel Trees
by, Cara @cara.raisingkinley on Instagram.