Saturday, March 23, 2013

Seasonal Saturday: Easter and April Fools Literacy Ideas!

 Welcome to another Seasonal Saturday! With another snow storm making its way to and from many of you, let's keep thinking SPRING! Today I feature an Easter packet and a book study packet for April's Fools Day! Sit back, relax, and enjoy today's features!

 1. Merinda is the teacher-author-blogger behind Pirate Girl's Education Invasion where she creates a variety of teacher resources for second grade.  In addition, she designs relevant and CCSS Biblical packets for Christian school teachers to use in their classrooms. Merinda submitted a beautiful Easter packet titled He's Alive.

Highlights of this resource:
  • Includes (38) pages and (10) literacy activities for kindergarten- grade 3!
  • Flexible to use with whole group, small group, independent work, centers, Sunday School, or home school
  • "He's Alive!" teacher and student books
  • Sentence and word building
  • Writing pages for Holy Week
  • Cross craft
  • Isaiah 53:5 activity
This is a wonderful, thorough resource to help kids understand the true meaning of Easter.  The graphics are precious, there are a variety of activities, and it is a bargain at just $5! Click the picture below to see the complete listing and to visit Merinda's store!

When you're finished browsing through her store, make sure you sail on over to her blog for even more teacher ideas!

2.  Jamie from The Teacher's Aid  has submitted several fun book study units that are well designed and save teachers time! Today's feature is no exception and I'm not foolin'! Her resource packet for the book Arthur's April Fool by Marc Brown is brimming with comprehension and word work activities. 

Highlights of this resource:
  • (17) pages of literacy activities for second and third graders.  I would also recommend the packet for advanced first graders
  • Graphic organizer for beginning, middle, and end of story
  • Vocabulary activity for words from the story
  • Lots of word work with parts of speech:  singular and plural nouns, adjectives, and verbs
  • Sequencing
  • Comprehension questions
  • A writing response that I love and I know students will have a blast with:  kids write about an April Fool's joke they would like to play on another!
You can check out this book that kids love on Amazon.  Just click the pic below.

Click here to visit Jamie's store and you can also find her on Facebook!    

Speaking of Facebook, I want to remind you that I have exclusive FREEBIES on my Facebook page for my followers. These are literacy freebies that I do not offer anywhere else. Click the picture below to go to my Facebook page. Like my page and grab your Easter literacy FREEBIES!   This week I offer graphic organizers for main idea and details, beginning, middle, and end, words/vocabulary, and stationery sheets that you can use with any Easter story!

Have a great weekend, sweet followers!

 **If you are interested in submitting a literacy/picture book seasonal item for me to feature, please complete the form here on Google Drive. I am now accepting submissions for spring, April Fool's Day, Earth Day, National Library Week, and Arbor Day .


  1. Lauren, Thank you so much for the feature today!I appreciate it!!

  2. You are so welcome, Merinda! I just love, love your packet! :-) Lauren


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