Even though I’ve only posted a few sets of printables to go along with our literature-based unit studies (we’re using Five In A Row mostly), we’re on our 5th book.
And it has been one of our favorites so far! In fact, we stretched this book over two weeks because my girls wanted to read it over and over.
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Very Last First Time is one of those books that my girls will read to their own children because they loved it that much. The concept of this book – performing a task for the first time – has provided only a million different teaching opportunities and conversation topics for my little ones and me.
I’ve loved every second of it.
Very Last First Time Activities
Since all of my children seem to like geography, we studied quite a bit about Canada and the exact location of Ungava Bay.
We learned the names of a few surrounding Canadian provinces, touched the surface of studying Canada, and learned the surrounding bodies of water near Ungava Bay.
Side note—> If your kiddos enjoy maps, I have a Maps & the Globe worksheet packet for 1st – 3rd graders.
We read quite a bit about the Inuit people and their ways of life. My kiddos and I read The Inuit a couple of times. Since there was so much new information, it took us two reads to really absorb all the book had to teach us!
We also checked out Make Your Own Inuksuk and tried our hand at making a few with playdough!
In our studies of the Inuit people, we found that they practice what they call “throat singing.” Of course You Tube had a great video demonstration!
Lastly, we watched this video on going under the ice to collect mussels. WOW what a visual! But it can be a bit scary (in my opinion) for very sensitive or young children, so use discretion, of course.
Very Last First Time Printables
In this 8-page printable pack, you’ll find:
- The Flag of Canada – Color the Canadian flag and practice writing the sentence about the Canadian capital Ottawa
- Very Last First Time Word Search
- Geography – Use the map of Canada to answer the questions
- Book Report – Complete the book report with facts from the story
- The Inuit People and My Family Venn Diagram – Compare and contrast your family with the Inuit way of life
- Writing Practice – Practice handwriting with words from the story
Enjoy reading Very Last First Time! This was a fun-filled, memory-making story for us!
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Thanks so much for this book recommendation AND the printables! I can see this as a definite “must read” in our future 🙂
Oh yes – it is definitely a must-read! Enjoy! 🙂
Getting ready to start FIAR in the fall….so appreciative of your willingness to share. When I sat down and read through all the books, this was definitely one I’m most excited to “row”. Thanks again!
Brooke, you and your kiddos will LOVE literature-based studies in the young years. It has added so much joy to our homeschool time. I know that sounds corny, but it’s so true!
Yes, this is a great book – a must read in my opinion!
Blessings as you get started! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
Thank you for these printables ( and the cool video links, too). We will be rowing this book next week!
Oh it’s a great book! We rowed it years ago, and still talk about it every once in awhile. The rowed books have left such an impression on my older kiddos! 🙂