Coordinates With The Previous Book Review Post
What In The World Is Wrong With Gisbert? by Jochen Weeber
Crafts and Activities
- To start out I've chosen a simple paper bag giraffe. (If you don't have supplies on hand, I've listed some at the bottom of this post that might make shopping a bit easier.) Hopefully, some of these crafts will be reminders that unkind words hurt.
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- Teaching kids the power of words can sometimes be challenging. WeAreTeachers.com has a great site with a wonderful poster to download and print or open and discuss with kids.
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- This next craft is adorable with easy to follow instructions by iheartcraftythings.com.
Here are the supplies she's listed:
- yellow and brown cardstock
- cream colored cardstock (or a manila file folder)
- 3/4-inch circle punch
-small googly eyes
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- Developing Self-Esteem - Since the animals in the book were primarily whispering and talking about Gisbert's brown spots, his inability to fit going down a curvy slide, his height, and more. Most of the things he was teased about were characteristics of being who he is: a giraffe. The activities by classroomkidshealth.org can be eye-opening and lots of fun. I particularly liked the activity below of challenging children to think about what makes them special:
"Play a guessing game with your friends. On a sheet of paper, write down three clues that tell something special about you and your talents. The teacher will read the clues and students will guess who has those talents."