“Hoot and Peep”
Peep likes to peep about the mystery of things in her owly way. Hoot imparts his older brotherly wisdom. Owls only say “Hooo.”
When Peep leaves, Hoot misses her. He hears her songs on the wind and realizes his mistake.
Hoot and Peep learn to sing together in their own owly way.
This book promotes risk-taking, creative expression, and self-confidence.
TITLE: Hoot and Peep
AUTHOR: Lita Judge
ILLUSTRATOR: Lita Judge
PUBLISHER: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2016
AGE GROUP: 5-8
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: risk-taking, creative expression, self-confidence
1) Write a rap song about YOU!
Watch 5 year old Jordan who will show you how to rap in 30 seconds.
2) What onomatopoeia words describe you? (Onomatopoeia is a word that imitates the natural sound of a thing. Examples: screech, cuckoo) Make a list of 15-20 words.
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The Yes was snug in his nest, but the Yes had a Where to go. The pack of Nos follow the Yes, telling him no.
Despite all the Nos and their no-ingness, The Yes gathers his courage, takes a risk and says, YES! Finally, the Nos and their no-ness and their not-ness grew faint and there was only the YES.
This book promotes self-esteem, self-confidence, taking risks.
TITLE: The Yes
AUTHOR: Sarah Bee
ILLUSTRATOR: Satoshi Kitamura
PUBLISHER: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2014
AGE GROUP: 6-9
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: self-esteem, self-confidence, taking risks
1) What is one thing that you’d like to try but you don’t because of fear? Draw a picture of yourself doing that one thing. Write YES! beneath your picture.
2) Redesign the cover of the book. Draw your own YES creature.
3) In what ways can you say Yes?
Here are a few of mine –
Do it again!
I jump in the air.
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the dot celebrates the creative spirit in all of us.
Vashti didn’t feel like an artist. “Just make a mark and see where it takes you,” says Vashti’s art teacher. Vashti makes a dot, signs her name. Her teacher frames her dot. Vashti believes she can do better. She engages in exploring the art process and her own creative process. A little boy says, “I can’t draw.” “Sign it,” encourages Vashti.
TITLE: the dot
AUTHOR: Peter H. Reynolds
ILLUSTRATOR: Peter H. Reynolds
PUBLISHER: Candlewick Press, 2003
AGE GROUP: 4-8
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: creativity, imagination, risk taking, creative spirit, self-esteem
1) Sign your name using dots instead of lines.
2) Make a connect-the-dot image.
For further activities, Candlewick Press Presents a Guide for Classrooms using the dot, visit http://www.candlewick.com/book_files/076362344X.btg.1.pdf
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