Dear Zoo Story Retell

Earl Hamilton
• Monday, 17 January, 2022
• 7 min read

Make a toddler storytelling basket for the popular storyDearZoo, by Rod Campbell, for meaningful story telling and interaction through play. We all know that learning through touch and movement is the best way to cement new concepts and help the brain to make sense of the information it is receiving, and the same is true for listing to and then retelling stories.

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Having a range of these multi-sensory, storytelling baskets on the classroom shelf would be great for independent play or small group literacy work too. These also make a wonderful DIY gift, along with a new copy of the accompanying book, for a young child’s birthday or Christmas.

We started with Dairies by Rod Campbell, which is hands-down one of our absolute favorites and has been much loved by all of mine at toddler age. It has flaps to lift, is a lovely tale about seeking the perfect animal to receive as a gift and encourages lots of participation from its young readers.

We have already made 3 more of these to match some more favorites, including a couple for the older girls, and I will be sharing them here regularly in our Sensory Storytelling Basket series! This zoo themed literacy pack includes a lesson plan, center work mats and story telling-sequencing visuals to help you teach using the book by Rod Campbell titled Dairies ”.

• To make sense of animals, their sizes and the possible box/basket they may fit into by problem-solving, rationalizing and using prior knowledge from the book • Full large cut-outs to use on bulletin boards or during your group time when you are reading the DearZoostory.

• Center work mats where students assemble the missing keywords from the story to complete each sentence. If you have any concerns or comments regarding this teaching tool, please contact me at marcellemariani@gmail.com before leaving negative or low ratings and I will ensure you are 100% satisfied.

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Various letters are sent, 'pets' arrive and are then sent back as unsuitable for a variety of reasons, e.g. the elephant is too big, the lion too fierce, the giraffe too tall, the monk By ‘ Dairies, ’ written & illustrated by Rod Campbell, is a classic ‘lift the flap’ book. In this story a youngster writes to the zoo asking for a pet.

He is sent a variety of pets before the perfect one arrives. Product DescriptionActivities included in this pack are primarily literacy based with two. The pack is carefully structured to give you a golden opportunity to engage your child in interactive reading experiences.

A fantastic selection of activities includes a flash presentation of the book vocabulary to master, sequences a The pack is carefully structured to give you a golden opportunity to engage your child in interactive reading experiences.

A fantastic selection of activities includes a flash presentation of the book vocabulary to master, sequences a After reading discuss what kind of animals the students would like to ask the zoo to send them, and write a letter.

And if you want a FREE printable version of these activities & directions, click HERE! We are a participant in the Amazon services LLC associates program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to amazon.com and affiliated sites.

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This same pattern repeats over and over until finally, the zoo sends the perfect pet! Check out these fun Dairies activities that can help bring this story to life for your preschoolers or kindergartners.

Activities include a snack, two craft ideas, and a FREE animal movement game that gets your little ones up and moving! Then put a Villa wafer in the middle of the cracker toward the bottom.

Making a paper chain countdown is a great visual for our little ones to know how many days they have left before something fun happens. Add a head by cutting out a triangle and gluing it to the first chain.

Cut out the inside of a paper plate, leaving only the outside circle. Have your little ones cut out strips of yellow and orange construction paper.

This is such a fun game that helps your little one work on their gross motor skills. Then, make the playing cube by gluing or taping one card to each side of a square tissue box.

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To play the game, take turns tossing the box and acting like the animal that’s on the top. To add in some literacy practice, have your little ones spell their name or a sight word while acting like the animal.

You could also print two sets and play Memory, acting out the animals once you get a match. The FREE Activity Library is password protected.

Let your preschoolers pretend to be zookeepers with a zoo -themed dramatic play area. Provide boots, coats, buckets, keys and nets for the children to become zookeepers.

Read stories about zoos and zookeepers to increase student knowledge and understanding. Combine snack and play with a game of Zoo Charades.

Use a box of animal crackers for inspiration. Have the preschoolers pull a cracker out of the box and then act like that animal for their classmates.

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Choose one student to look in the bag and answer questions about the mystery animal. Encourage students to ask questions to figure out the identity of the animal.

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