IDEAS FOR KIDS:
ART AND WRITING ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE BOOKS
After kids have a look at the Lima Beans book, let them come up with some of their own ideas on a perfect world. They may also be inspired to do drawings for them.
Give kids paper plates to create their own Unusual Lunch....They can draw on them in school or take them home and glue wacky things to their plates, for "Lunch".
Many kids have written and illustrated their own version of the above story, using different animals they have chosen.
Mobiles can be made by stuffing stapled paper (cut-out drawings).
Younger kids like to make up their own rhymes for The Preposterous Rhinoceros, and then do drawings of them. Similar projects can be done with the Alphabet book.
Kids can create a barnyard scene on a bulletin board, using paint or cut paper. They can put the animals in it, the barn, and/or the barnyard itself.
Using large pieces of foam board, large versions of the books can be made.
Teachers can do a sketch of any of the characters on a large piece of paper, and the children can color it.
Before kids see the Chizzywink book, they can draw pictures of what they think a Chizzywink is.