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Activity for We Share Everything
We Share Everything
By Robert Munsch
Illustrated by Michael Martchenko
JK – Grade 1
“It’s the very first day of Kindergarten, and Amanda and Jeremiah have a problem. They want to read the same book. They want to play with the same blocks. The teacher wants them to share everything. But when Amanda and Jeremiah take their teacher’s advice, the whole class is in for a hilarious surprise!” (Book Jacket).
In true Robert Munsch-style, this book will have the entire class laughing out-loud as Amanda and Jeremiah learn how to share. It is a perfect read-aloud for storytime sessions, and a great way to introduce the themes of sharing and friendship.
During the story...
- Tip: How you read this story to your children will have a big impact on how it will be received. Be sure to follow the text cues, and place emphasis where emphasis is due. Don’t be afraid to really shout, or put extra panache into the sound effects. “BLUMPH!”, “GAWCK!”, “AAAAAAAAHHHHH!”
- If you still aren’t sure, you can listen to Robert Munsch telling the story to a live audience at the official Robert Munsch website (www.robertmunsch.com).
At the end of the story...
- Ask the children if they share. What kind of things do they like to share? What things do they not like to share? Why do we share?
- Wrap this discussion up with the conclusion that sharing helps us make friends.
These simple, paper bracelets are a quick and easy alternative to braided friendship bracelets. Simply cut out a strip of paper and attach it to your wrist with a small piece of clear tape.
- Print the attached template or design your own using basic lines and shapes.
- Explain to the children that they are going to make friendship bands – one for themselves, and one for a friend. They can share it with someone in the class or take it home.
- Provide examples! Show a few finished products using a range of colours to get everyone’s interest and attention. The stars and squares pattern can also be used to incorporate names or initials into the band.
- Demonstrate how to cut the bands out, using safety scissors.
- When the demonstration is complete, give each student a sheet of paper with two band outlines on it.
- Allow the children to colour and decorate the bands with whatever materials are on hand (markers, crayons, coloured pencils, glitter, etc).
- Once decoration is complete, cut the bands out and attach with tape.
** An alternative option is to use coloured string or yarn with large plastic beads and other threadable decorations. Pre-measure lengths of yarn/string, and give each table or group of children a small cup/bowl of plastic beads. Allow them to string their beads onto the thread and then simply tie their new friendship bracelets into place!
A fun colouring activity for all ages.
- Ask children to draw a picture of their friend. It can be someone in the room, or a friend from home. They can use their imagination as much as they like.
- Make as many art supplies available as suitable.
- You can use the template provided or simply give children a blank page.
- Have children write two words to describe their friend. It may be helpful to brainstorm possible descriptors as a class beforehand. Post these words on the blackboard for children to refer to.
- Example: My friend is…. nice, kind, funny, silly, friendly, tall, short, etc., My friend likes…. to paint, draw, read, play baseball, skip, etc.
If your kids loved this story, try out these other great reads by Robert Munsch:
- The Dark
- Murmel Murmel Murmel
- The Paper Bag Princess
- I Have to Go
- 50 Below Zero
- David’s Father
- Millicent and The Wind