I cannot wait to try this activity with my class and our kindergarten book buddies. All I have to do is request all the lion books mentioned in the Story Hour Kit online from our library system and copy the kitty templates. My students can cut the kitties out and hide them inside the lion books from the library. Thanks for this awesome activity Curious City!
Activity Name: Lion Hunt
Activity Description: In Lion Lion, "the boy and his animal friends think that the kitten (named Lion) has been swallowed by the lion. The clever boy uses his flashlight to find his way into the lion's open mouth and into his throat where he finds the kitten unharmed. Your clever kids can also look for the kitten cut-outs inside a lion. When you hide the cut-out kittens inside lion books, you are mimicking the boy’s adventure."
"Look through your collection of picture books about lions and your lion nonfiction books. Set aside a collection of lion books for the event. Aim to have as many lion books as you have cut-out kittens. Here is a list of our favorite lion picture books:
A Lion in Paris Alemagna, Beatrice
Chloe and the Lion Barnett, Mac
How Loud Is a Lion? Beaton, Clare
The Lion Inside Bright, Rachel
Lion, Lion Busch, Miriam
Lionheart Collingridge, Richard
A Hungry Lion Cummins, Lucy
Ruth The Lion and the Bird Dubuc, Marianne
Roar! Edwards, Pamela Duncan
The Lion and the Mice Emberley, Rebecca
The Happy Lion Fatio, Louise
Snuggle Up, Sleepy Ones Freedman, Claire
The Animal Boogie Harter, Debbie
Library Lion Knudsen, Michelle
Lion Vs. Rabbit Latimer, Alex
A Lion in the Meadow Mahy, Margaret
Monty's Magnificent Mane O'Neill, Gemma
The Lion & the Mouse Pinkney, Jerry
The Cinder-Eyed Cats Rohmann, Eric
The Lion's Paw Tenggren, Gustaf
If I Were a Lion Weeks, Sarah
You Are a Lion! Yoo, Taeeun"
Whether it be for one specific student, a small group of kids, or a whole class, finding a "just right" book makes the teacher's and the students' day.