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I love pulling activities and ideas from a great picture book. Â It’s like undercover learning. Â Kids usually have no inkling that so much information is being stored in their brains. I’m certain that is why I have loved Five in a Row so much over the years.
I find the book The RaftÂ by Jim LaMarche so charming. Â The illustrations are gorgeous and the story is so sweet. Â A young boy, reluctantly goes to spend the summer with his “river rat” Grandma, and finds a whole world of adventure waiting for him. Â My animal lover adores this book, and so do the rest of my children.
I’ve put together a few ideas to help you really enjoy this book, over several days, with your children!
The Raft Craft Ideas
The Raft Food Ideas
Further Activities for The Raft
Copywork can be taken from just about any book and is a wonderful, gentle way to practice handwriting, spelling, andÂ punctuation. Â Remember that covert learning?
“All the while, birds flew over my head, every now and then swooping down to the raft as if it were a friend. Â A crane waded through the reeds to it. Â A turtle swam up from the bottom of the river.”
Go Along Books for The Raft