I am so thrilled that we’ve made the leap to literature-based unit studies in our homeschool. They are such a wonderful, gentle way to learn!
Papa Piccolo Activities
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This past week, my children and I enjoyed Papa Piccolo. Every week I say, “This one is my favorite!” and this week was no exception.
Some books lend themselves to so many learning opportunities that it’s hard to choose which activities we want to do, and Papa Piccolo certainly falls in that category!
This week, my children and I learned all about Italy – its place in the world geographically, the colors of the Italian flag, and several Italian phrases.
Since Antonio Vivaldi was born in Venice, we studied him just a bit. We use the book Lives of the Musicians and it gives just enough interesting information about a composer to whet a child’s interest.
We also listened to Spring of Vivaldi’s concertos The Four Seasons. My almost 7-year old started violin lessons recently, so this violin concerto was especially interesting to her!
We also read Gail Gibbons’ Cats and completed several activities related to how cats move and other characteristics.
Cat printables are coming soon and I’ll share those in a future post!
Papa Piccolo Printables
I created a 10-page set of printables to go along with our study of Papa Piccolo.
In this worksheet set, you’ll find:
- The Flag of Italy – Color the Italian flag and practice writing the sentence about the Italian capital Rome
- Geography – Use the map of Italy to answer the questions
- Word Search
- Papa Piccolo Coloring Page – Color Piccolo the cat!
- Book Report – Complete the book report with facts from the story
- Writing Practice – Practice handwriting with words from the story
I hope you enjoy your time with Papa Piccolo as much as we did!