These 6 “Are You My Mother” activities and art projects based on the story will extend learning more at home! Make a cute hatching chick papercraft art project and practice fine motor skills with the farm-themed cutting practice worksheets. If your child enjoyed the story, s/he will love the Are You Mother activities because they bring the story to life!
Are You My Mother? by P. D. Eastman is one of those books children can listen to over and over again. This story can encourage little learners to tell you how much they know about animals by pointing out how silly it is for a bird to ask a cow and other animals if it is his mother. The story also opens up opportunities to teach the names of other baby animals.
Not only is the baby bird’s quest to find his mother adorable and silly, but it is a great book for children to understand that even if mommies have to leave for a little bit, she will come back home. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, we put together a couple of cute and easy Mother’s Day crafts for toddlers and preschoolers to do at home!
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Quick Start Guide
- Read by watching the read aloud video of the story for the week.
- Learn by building connections between concepts from the story and your child’s world through active reading.
- Play one of six story extension activities to engage and build upon new concepts learned.
Our activity guides make great supplements to your at-home preschool curriculum. Use the book “Are You My Mother” by P.D. Eastman as your lesson plan anchor and play the activities across different subjects to extend learning! If you are new to TigerKubz’s Storybook-based Activity Guide, read the introduction post for more details.
Listen to the Story
This Week’s Activities
Paper Plate Hatching Chicks
- Paper plates
- Yellow construction paper or felt
- Craft supplies
- Optional: googly eyes, paper fastener, yellow feathers
- Cut out the body and the beak (and wings if feathers are not available) from felt or construction paper and glue them onto the plate.
- Cut a second paper plate in half so that it looks like a cracked egg.
- Glue the bottom half to your first paper plate and attach the top half with a paper fastener (or glue in place if fastener is unavailable).
Farm Animal Babies
- Match the baby animals to its parent.
Farm Cutting Practice
- Practice scissors skills with an assortment of fun cutting exercises.
Farm Animal Patterns
- Print and cut printable.
- Have your child place the animal that comes next in the pattern.
Mother’s Day Keepsake
- Art supplies
- Have your pre-writer cut and paste his/her favorite qualities of Mom.
- Decorate and give as a present to Mom for Mother’s Day!
Mother’s Day Birdhouse Card
- Printable Template
- Craft sticks
- Googly eyes
- Art supplies
- Optional: card stock
- Print out the template and trace onto construction paper or colored card stock paper.
- Assemble the pieces to your choosing or use the project picture here as a model.
Read. Learn. Play.
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- Detailed guided questions so you can engage in story discussions, without having to read the story
Sheryll is the proud mom to 3 boys (1, 5, and 12-years-old) and wife to her better half. She is the founder and CEO of TigerKubz and is on a mission to empower parents with tools to easily engage their little learners. When Sheryll is not thinking of creative ways to make learning experiences of everyday life, changing diapers, or chasing after her kids, you may find her in the kitchen trying out new recipes, attempting to fish on a nice day, or jamming out to Disney singalongs with Alexa.