And Tango Makes Three Lesson Plan
Students learn about families and life cycles with this activity related to the book by Justin Richardson.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
About this book
And Tango Makes Three is a great title to use when teaching about families. Students find a sense of accomplishment in arranging the eggs in chronological order.
Students will "recognize that plants and animals go through predictable life cycles that include birth, growth, development, reproduction, and death." –Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework
- And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson
- writing pencils
- envelopes, one per student
- Make copies of the page toward the end of the book that features a series of eggs. The text at the bottom reads, "Suddenly a tiny hole appeared in the egg's shell. And then..." You will need one copy per student.
Distribute envelopes to the students, and have them label them. Remind them NOT to lick the envelope shut, as they will need them later. Distribute the egg sheets for students to cut. As they cut out the eggs, they should put their name or initials on the back of each egg.
When they have finished cutting out the eggs, give them time to arrange them in chronological order. Students can use the envelopes to bring their puzzles home safely.
Supporting All Learners
With younger children, they may find it difficult to sort all of the eggs. You might choose to distribute 3 or 4 for them to arrange in chronological order.
Have students write descriptions of what's happening on the backs of the eggs.