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Hair Love Activities for PreK-5

Use the Hair Love activities to further engage children in the story as they’ll analyze characters, define vocabulary, and play with words.
Hair Love book cover with thumbnail images of free activity sheets and Novel Effect app on phone

Hair Love Activities

Hair Love is an ode to loving your natural hair and the special relationship between fathers and daughters. Before, during and after reading it with your Novel Effect app, use the Hair Love activities to further engage children in the story. They’ll analyze characters, define vocabulary, and play with words. Select from over ten activities that supports English Language Arts. As a result of the included activities, students will be able to:

  • sequence the story.
  • predict what will happen next.
  • draw hairstyles.
  • respond to writing prompts.
  • write character traits.
  • label hair tools from the book.
  • define story vocabulary.
  • complete acrostic poems.
  • create student portraits.
  • experiment with hairstyles.
  • research Madam CJ Walker.
  • reflect on and respond to comprehension questions and writing prompts.

Activities can be used to differentiate instruction for students, to provide them with a choice, or to focus on a particular skill.

Download Hair Love Activities

To print or download PDFs of Hair Love activities, click the blue button below. Then select “print” or “download” from the options in the upper right corner of the new window that opens. If the PDF doesn’t appear below, try refreshing your browser window.

About the Book and Soundscape

Former NFL wide receiver Matthew A. Cherry and New York Times bestselling illustrator Vashti Harrison bring you a sweet story about the love between a father and daughter. Since Zuri’s hair has a mind of its own, Daddy helps her style it for a special occasion. He quickly realizes that he has a lot to learn, and they work together to make the most beautiful hairstyle possible.

When you read Hair Love with your Novel Effect app, the book comes alive with the sounds of strings and sighs. The accompanying sound effects aptly deliver this tale of a young girl falling in love with her fab locks.

Download the Novel Effect App to bring stories to life with music and sounds that respond to your voice.

Download the Novel Effect app to bring stories to life with music and sound that respond to your voice. 

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