Reading Road Trip: A Visit to a Museum

If you’ve been traveling along with us this summer, we’ve arrived at STOP SIX of our Read, Discuss, Do! Summer Reader Road Trip. It’s a museum adventure! If this is your first week with us, you can still grab our map  and join us for an epic summer reading adventure. You can find other  printable resources here . For this week’s theme, the focus is on books that include a museum as a backdrop or any nonfiction and/or other educational book that catch’s your child’s interest. Art, science, math, history…you name it! What museums are in your area? If possible, take your children to visit a local museum and learn something new. If not, use the library as your museum and look up facts about topics of interest. READ : Any books that features a museum, or any nonfiction or educational book. Featured Book : Dakota Crumb Tiny Treasure Hunter by Jamie Michalak and illustrated by Kelly Murphy. This is a picture book about a tiny mouse that hunts for treasure at night in a huge museum. With the t

SUPER HERO GRAN review and writing activity

Review and activity by Marci Whitehurst

What happens when your grandma is your superhero?

Every day activities are super!

READ: SUPERHERO GRAN by Timothy Knapman, illustrated by Joe Berger

In this cute story, children recognize the super powers of their Gran—which to them means sleepovers, treats, stories, and disguises. The rhyming text creates a cadence that dances the reader into the everyday world through the eyes of children who see their Gran as nothing less than super.

This book is part of series. Check out the other books such as SUPERHERO DAD and SUPERHERO MUM.

DISCUSS:

  • What does Gran do that makes her super?
  • Do you have a grandparent with similar qualities? What special qualities do you see in your grandparent(s)?
  • Are there people in your life that you think of as super heroes?

DO:

Fill out a super hero character worksheet for a hero in your life or to describe your own super hero alter ego!

In SUPERHERO GRAN, the grandmother is the children’s hero. Who is a “superhero” in your life? Fill out the list below to describe their superhero alter ego:

My Superhero is...

He/she is super because...

Our favorite thing to do together is...

Our favorite treats are...

My superhero lives in...

My superhero calls me...

My superhero's favorite thing to say is...

I like my superhero because...

Bonus! Draw a picture of your super hero.


Imagine you are a superhero! Fill out the list below to describe your superhero alter ego:

My name is...

My superpower is...

I like to help by...

I live...

My favorite superhero food is...

My sidekick's name is...

If I were scared, I might be afraid of...

My favorite song is...

Bonus! Draw a picture of yourself as a superhero.


You can download and print a PDF of this worksheet here! 







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