It Takes a Village Extension Activities
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
About this book
- Whole Class
ASK children to share stories about something they lost. You may begin by sharing your own experience with losing something. Then ask:
- What experience do you want to share?
- When did you realize the item was missing?
- Was the item ever found? Was it replaced?
- What did you learn about taking care of things?
PROVIDE an opportunity for children to share their stories. Then ask children what steps they would go through to find something they might lose in the future.
GRADE presentations by looking for logical sequence.
Write a Thank-You Note
- Blank paper
- Markers or crayons
ASK children to write a thank-you note to people who have helped them at school, such as office assistants.
HAVE children fold blank sheets of paper in half to make cards, and draw pictures on them.
WRITE the sentence starter Thank you for ... on the chalkboard. Have children copy and complete it on the inside of their notes. Remind them to sign their notes.
TEACH/MODEL Talk about using thank-you notes to say thank you to someone. Tell children that a thank-you note is written to thank others for gifts or acts of kindness.
PRACTICE/APPLY Encourage children to make special stationery on which to write their thank-you notes. They can cut their stationery into fun shapes and decorate the borders.