Stick and Stone Activities

The Stick and Stone activities are a comprehensive resource designed to support a diverse range of skills. These activities include tracing lines, letters, and numbers, sequencing story events, and illustrating story elements. Incorporating interactive games, writing templates, discussion questions, and hands-on crafts, the activities focus on literacy, fine motor skills, problem-solving, and social-emotional learning.

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Stick and Stone activities set offers a wide range of engaging and interactive activities. The activities cover a lot of skills and concepts to make learning fun. Students will trace lines, letters, and numbers, developing fine motor skills. Also, they’ll sequence story events, improving their comprehension and understanding of narrative structure.

Students will also solve problems as they explore the problems, solutions, causes, and effects of the story. Through whole-group prompts and activities, they’ll apply these scenarios to real-life situations to promote interaction and collaboration among students.

As a result of the included activities, students will be able to:

  • trace lines, letters, and numbers.
  • sequence story events.
  • illustrate story elements.
  • write character traits.
  • read and write simple sentences.
  • practice ending punctuation.
  • explore problems, solutions, causes, and effects in the story.
  • sort rhyming words.
  • compare characters.
  • illustrate and define story vocabulary.
  • apply writing skills with included writing templates and prompts.
  • apply reading comprehension with included discussion questions for beginning, middle, and end of the book.
  • practice social skills through included whole group prompts and activities.
  • strengthen fine motor skills with included coloring, tracing, cutting, and gluing activities.
  • participate in conversations about the saying ‘sticks and stones’.
  • play a digital game about online safety.
  • create friendship rocks.

These activities can be used by the whole group, at stations or centers, or provide student choice. They’re perfect for differentiation and focusing on specific learning goals and skills. 

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About the Book

Stick and Stone become fast friends after Stick rescues Stone from a prickly situation with a pinecone. But when Stick gets stuck, can Stone return the favor? Warm, rhyming text includes a subtle anti-bullying message even the youngest reader will understand. Thanks to the illustrations, Stick and Stone has energy, emotion, and personality. Kids will love this friendly duo In this fun book about kindness and friendship. Buy the book.

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