Note: This post was originally published in July 2014. While I haven’t changed the post at all, I have updated the printable packet! This summer, my little girls and I are going to read this beautiful classic again and use these printable activities.
My girls and I have been rolling along in our literature-based unit studies. We just love them! This past week, we worked our way through The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
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Reading through The Tale of Peter Rabbit was nothing but sheer delight! My girls and I just adore Beatrix Potter, so reading The Tale of Peter Rabbit 5 days in a row was such a treat.
While we occasionally use Five in a Row as a guideline, I throw in lots of my own ideas as well.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit Printables and Activities
Beatrix Potter describes Mr. McGregor’s hoe on page 49 of the book: “…scr-r-ritch, scratch, scratch, scritch.” Of course this was the perfect time to introduce onomatopoeia!
I created a neat little flipper book for my girls to brainstorm other types of sounds. We had a ball thinking up words! And it was a great way for my 2nd grader to work on her spelling.
My little girls worked on a sorting activity of items that you might find in a garden.
My 3 1/2 year old can’t use scissors well enough to cut out her own pictures, but she had a great time sorting and gluing.
Our favorite activity this week was “playing the question cards” as my daughters called them.
I made a set of printable comprehension cards taken from the story. Each day, we’d put the cards in the middle of the table face down. Then we’d take turns drawing a card and answering the question.
Why this activity was such a hit, I have no idea! I occasionally use this same “game” during our Bible time. I’ve also used it in our other literature-based units and my girls have always claimed this as their favorite activity!
Throughout the course of the week, we also read many stories from our Beatrix Potter anthology.
This particular edition has all of Potter’s original works. I absolutely love that there’s a description section about each book!
While The Complete Tales doesn’t have the same charm as the little books, my girls and I have spent hours reading Ms. Potter’s creative stories.
Such good memories!
The Tale of Peter Rabbit Printables
This printable packet is geared towards Kindergarten-First Grade children.
In this 19-page printable set, you’ll find:
► Notes Section – Ideas and directions to use these printables with your own children or in your classroom
► Vocabulary Word Cards – Words taken from the story
► Comprehension Cards – Questions taken from the story
► Mrs. Rabbit Coloring Page
► The Tale of Peter Rabbit Word Search
► Onomatopoeia Flip Book – Brainstorming activity using the prompts
► Found in the Garden Sorting Activity – After cutting out each object, determine if the object could be found in the garden
► Rules at My House – Discuss Mrs. Rabbit’s rule and the rules at your own house
► The Tale of Peter Rabbit Book Reports – Available in plain lines and elementary lines
► Handwriting Pages – 3 pages of vocabulary words to write and practice
► Where are the Shoes? (NEW!) – Peter lost his shoes in the garden; find 30 “lost” shoes in this garden!
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