CLICKTALE: THE MAGIC BALL
Emily Elizabeth is counting on Clifford to deliver a present for her cousin, Laura, to the post office. But when Cleo and T-Bone get involved, something falls out and gets broken! Now it's up to Clifford to make the right decision and be truthful with Emily Elizabeth about what really happened.
Big Idea: Be Truthful
The process of learning to be truthful and honest begins early in life. Fun learning opportunities can help develop a sense of fact and fiction while positively reinforcing how important it is to tell the truth. The following activities nurture:
- critical thinking and problem solving skills
- social and emotional skills
- language and literacy skills
Say It Isn't So!
Help your child reinforce language skills by correctly restating these nonsense sentences to make sense!
- An elephant has a golden mane.
- A lion has a long trunk.
- A zebra has brown spots.
- The dolphin slithered.
- The monkey chirped.
- The bird growled.
- A giraffe has black and white stripes.
- The snake barked.
- The dog meowed.
- The cat had scales.
- The fish had feathers.
- A tiger trumpets.
Tell a Big Tale!
Choose a favorite fiction or fantasy story to read to your child. Discuss the reality of the characters, animals, setting, and events that took place in the story. Help your child put things into perspective by making comparisons with real life. Then have some fun adding to these short silly tales:
- My pet monkey eats at the dinner table with my family every night. He is my favorite dinner guest because...
- As soon as I find my space suit, I'm going to take off to...
- If the moon's really made out of cheese, I hope there's enough to make--
- If I were a fish in the ocean, I would always remember to...
Season for Seasonal Success!
With a Group:
Have children identify pictures showing people in proper summer and winter dress. Discuss the kind of clothes that people wear in each season and why they wear them. Divide group into two teams. Give each group a box of clothing that includes clothes and accessories that might be used for both seasons. Time the groups as they find every article of clothing and accessory for their assigned season. Here are some ideas for clothing items:
- Summer - shorts, bathing suit, towel, fins, dive mask, hat, beach bag, fan, sunglasses, sandals, tank top, umbrella, beach ball, pail and shovel, sunscreen, etc.
- Winter - sweater, pants, socks, boots, toboggan, earmuffs, gloves, scarf, coat, goggles, etc.