Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Nubs- The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle: Activities

Adventure Activity Wednesday

What does it mean to be loyal? 

Welcome back good subjects.
I hope you enjoyed the book about Nubs. Today, there are some grand adventures to be had. Read on, good subjects, read on!

For Younger Readers: Pre-school- 2nd grades
Nubs loved pancakes. Let's make a batch of pancake batter and pour into a squeeze bottle, like those used for ketchup and mustard. Pour batter in the shapes of dogs, a bone, paw prints and even cats. Have fun, but take care of the hot pan and make sure an adult helps with the actual cooking of the pancakes. 

For Older Readers: 3rd - 6th grades
Every good reader needs a Reading Journal where you write about the books you've read. I challenge you this summer, both parents and kids alike, to grab any notebook and let's do some fun writing activities together. Start by writing the book's title at the top of the page, along with a summary of the story's main idea. If you aren't sure, go back to Monday's post, because I gave what I think is an excellent summary. You may use it.

This time. Next time, I'm confident you will be able to write one of your own. =0)

Here's what I want you to do:
There's an organization called SPCA: Operation Baghdad Pup that was set up to help rescue animals in war-torn countries. Click the link and spend some time checking out the sight and what they are about.

Writing Prompt #1
The SPCA is all about helping animals thrive and survive. Click the side tab Success Stories and read about some of the dogs that have been rescued from the war zones. After reading, answer some of the questions below:

  • How are ways we can respect animals? 
  • What should you do when you see an animal being treated cruelly? 
  • Have you ever met a stray? 
  • Have you ever seen others mistreat an animal? 
  • What did you do? 

Write about your experiences. 

Writing Prompt #2
Pick one of the Success Stories and write the story from the dog or cat's point of view, as you would imagine it. Would you be scared of the big soldiers? Or curious? Why would you have followed them? What do you think it would be like living on a military base? Would you think and act like one of the soldiers? What do you think it would feel like to ride on a plane? Animals travel in a crate. Would you be frightened? And how would you feel to arrive in your new home where there probably isn't any sand, or bombs going off?

Have fun with this. And make some pancakes, to!

Come back Friday to the Author's Arena to meet the Grand Knights behind Nubs, The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle. 

Happy Reading Adventures,
The Queen

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