Story Activities for
Silly Wonderful You by Sherri Duskey Rinker
"Silly Wonderful You" shows the perspective of a mother's point of view of her active, giggle, loud child and her house full of action and love. Lots of descriptive words and the business of a day in the life of a new mom.
Great story for Mother's Day. Rinker shows how busy this mom is in keeping up with their child. Compare this mom's day to your own parent. What does your parent do?
Check out these story activities to use with this book.
This story is FULL of descriptive words. Here are some vocabulary words to review with this stoory. Display on a word wall or look for them in the story.
Talk about different events in the story. Students can describe things that happened in the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
Or sequence these story cards.
Consider the perspectives of the mom and the child. What does the mom think? How does she feel about her daughter? What does the daughter think? Does she care that her mom hurt her foot, or that she is so tired?
Use puppets to role play things the mom and things the daughter may say.
You can also make puppets with the students that look like the child and their parent.
Go on an adjective hunt in this story and others. Look at picture cards and photographs. How many adjectives can you think of to go with the picture?
Ply I Spy. One student uses descriptive words to tell about an objects as classmates try to guess the object.
You are Special!
Draw a self portrait. Descibe what you look like abd what makes you special.
Make Personal Connection
What happens in a day at your home? Describe things that happen at home.Or keep a journal of things you do during the day at school.
Rinker shows how busy this mom is in keeping up with their child. Compare this mom's day to your own parent. What does your parent do?
Make a Card
Write a thank you card to your parent or someone who cares about you.
Most of all, have fun growing and playing together!