Classroom Activities for
ME LETTERS – A
Here are some fun ideas to accompany this book::
- Before you read Shiver Me Letters take
a page of ABC stickers and put a different letter on each
child’s hand. When
you read the page related to the “A” (for example),
the child with the “A” would identify that letter
in the illustration. Since SHIVER ME LETTERS has a seek and
find element, this is an engaging activity.
- Fill a treasure chest with alphabet
cookies (often available at Costco or Trader Joe’s)
and let the student pick a cookie after he has identified
that same letter on the page.
- Treasure Hunt for the Alphabet:
Version 1 – Hide
magnetic or foam letters all over your classroom or library.
2 - Bury
foam letters in a sandbox and have your class dig for the whole alphabet.
Pirates – Every child in the audience receives
a big “R” (print
a big "R").
Assign the role of the captain to one child. You might want
him or her to wear a pirate party hat. The rest of
the class is the crew. Every time the Captain in the books says “R” your
student pirate holds up his letter and yells “R!” The “crew” does
the same with their “R’s.” This makes
for a rollicking LOUD story time.
- Alphabet Treasure Map – Take
a large piece of butcher paper and have the students draw a
treasure island with all the ABC’s from SHIVER ME LETTERS.
both my books SHIVER ME LETTERS and THE GOODNIGHT TRAIN for
a story time called “Pirates and Pajamas.” The
children can wear their PJ’s and pirate hats!
- Here are some helpful
hints from Scholastic for reading SHIVER ME LETTERS to
If any teacher, librarian, parent or child has come up with any
other fun ideas to accompany SHIVER ME LETTERS, please contact
me and I would be happy to post them for all to share.
Below are original coloring sheets from SHIVER
ME LETTERS by illustrator Henry Cole and THE GOODNIGHT TRAIN by
illustrator Laura Huliska-Beith for your class to enjoy. Click
an image to get a printable version.
All images Copyright © June
Sobel, 2012, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.