I finished working on a really neat book with Princess last week. It has a pretty long title: The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and THE BIG HUNGRY BEAR by Don and Audrey Wood . It is not a Before FIAR book, but it fit really well with strawberry season and we had so much fun with it. The lesson plans and printables were free on homeschoolshare.com, which is one of my favorite homeschooling websites! You can see them here: The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and the BIG HUNGRY BEAR.
This is a very simple book and we mostly focused on strawberries. We checked out a book from the library about how strawberries are grown. We also read a few other books about strawberries. We LOVE Jamberry!
Of course we couldn’t do a strawberry unit without including some Strawberry Shortcake books and videos!
I found a really neat printable on teachingheart.net that we used. It was story props to go along with the story. I printed them on cardstock, colored them and laminated them. We told the story over and over using these and Princess loved it!
The best part of doing a book about strawberries is getting to eat some! In the story, the mouse cuts the strawberry in half and so we took several different kinds of fruit and cut them in half. Then we cut up some strawberries and had a bowlful (with a little sugar on top)! Princess LOVES strawberries, who doesn’t right?
We had fun making a lapbook to go along with the book. Here are the resources I found, all were free printables:
homeschoolshare.com Lapbook and Lesson plans
supercoloring.com Coloring page we used for the cover
bonnieplants.com Drawing of a strawberry plant
This book really was a lot of fun! We’re moving onto another Before FIAR book called Play With Me.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”