I read to my daughter’s third grade classroom again last week, and followed up with an easy craft: a fishing pole bookmark.
This book, “Seal Song”, is a great one for this age group. There is mysterious folklore, special friendship, and poetic phrasing. Also some eerie seal singing, “eeeeeiiiii, eeeeeiiii”. I had to practice that beforehand to get it right. 😉
I prepared these supplies for the bookmark ahead of time:
jumbo craft sticks (with a hole drilled in one end)
fish cut from sparkly craft foam
You begin by poking a hole through a foam fish with a paper clip. Then tie the string to the other end of the clip, and through the hole in the craft stick. I then had the kids write their names on the sticks with permanent markers. It was fun, fast and easy.