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HOORAY, A PINATA! – book activities

Hooray! Pinata, by Elisa Kleven, is a story about a little girl’s birthday pinata that she becomes attached to and doesn’t want it to be a game at her party after all.



What is included with the book write-up?

  • Vocabulary list
  • Questions for teaching inferencing skills to enhance comprehension
  •  Journal prompts
  • Detailed activities that cover learning outcomes for Math, Language & Literacy, Science and Art 
  • Save hours of searching the internet for activity ideas
  • Hands on activities with things you can find around the house

Learning Outcomes covered

  • Children will develop an understanding of new vocabulary introduced in conversations, activities, stories or books
  • Children will develop skills in listening for the purpose of comprehension
  • Children will develop age appropriate writing skills
  • Children will begin to develop age appropriate strategies that will assist in reading (retelling and alphabet knowledge) 
  • Children will sort and classify objects
  • Children will learn how to use a variety of non-standard and standard means of measurement
  • Children will acquire scientific knowledge related to chemical science
  • Children will explore and use a variety of materials to develop artistic expression

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