Paddle to the Sea – chapters 24 – 27

Paddle to the Sea – chapters 24 – 27 Lesson Plans

Chapter 24 - Along the Great River

Using the boys plastic cowboy and Indians we reenacted the scene where the lady describes some of the happenings in the St Lawrence River (with quite a bit of embellishment – but had they been older we would have made it a bit more historically accurate!) A long sheet of blue paper was our St. Lawrence River.

Chapter 25 - Rivers in the Sea
Talked about currents and sea tides and watched some clips so they could get an idea of what we were discussing.

Chapter 26 - Paddle Finds a New Friend
Being so close to finishing the book I went back to the boys all time favorite activity since we started this book – soap carving. I gave them each a bar of Ivory soap and they carved their own Paddle again and spent hours playing with their soap creations outside.

Chapter 27 – On a Wharf
To celebrate the completion of the book we popped some popcorn and the boys watched part 2 and part 3 of Paddle to the Sea on You Tube.

I am using Paddle to the Sea by Holling Clancy Holling with my 3 and 4 year old sons for our “school” this year. Shared above are the activities we have done this week relating to each chapter. Related books and activities are geared towards the young ages of my own children but are easily adaptable for older children.

Using a large piece of poster board I created a rough map as seen on the last page of the book. This map is referenced daily to track Paddle’s adventures.

Previous Paddle to the Sea Lesson Plans

Chapters 1-5
Chapters 6-10
Chapters 11-14
Chapters 15-18
Chapters 19-23


 

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Paddle to the Sea – chapters 15-18

Paddle to the Sea chapter 15-18 Activities

Chapter 15 – Dry Dock

- In this chapter Paddle gets a new coat of paint and some other minor repairs done, so we talked about refinishing old things and freshened up one of their old and worn looking toys with a fresh coat of paint.

Chapter 16 – By Dog Sled to the Soo

- Read the story of Balto to give a better concept of what dog sleds are and what there function is.

Chapter 17 – Non-Stop Down Lake Michigan

-Talked about the importance of words and how what we say can have different meanings.

Chapter 18 – Paddle Returns to the North

-Picked up litter on the street outside our house and talked about the damage that littering can cause to animals and sea creatures.

*This weeks activities were very simple due to a week of suffering from allergies, and one day we didn’t even read from our book.

I am using Paddle to the Sea by Holling Clancy Holling with my 3 and 4 year old sons for our “school” this year. Shared above are the activities we have done this week relating to each chapter. Related books and activities are geared towards the young ages of my own children but are easily adaptable for older children.

Using a large piece of poster board I created a rough map as seen on the last page of the book. This map is referenced daily to track Paddle’s adventures.

Chapters 1-5
Chapters 6-10
Chapters 11-14

 

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