Ivy Kids Kit - Make Way for DucklingsLearn. Play. Create.
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In October's Ivy Kids Kit featuring the classic book Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey, you will find:
- The Caldecott Medal book Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
- Read along Bookmark: Use to assist with reading comprehension.
- Mallard Duck: Included in this month's kit is a realistic looking, blow-up mallard duck. Not only is this duck a wonderful tool for retelling the story Make Way for Ducklings, but it also floats in water and makes a great bath toy!
- Draw Like Robert McCloskey: Use the charcoal sticks to draw a mallard duck just like the author/illustrator, Robert McCloskey, did for the book Make Way for Ducklings. Children will enjoy exploring this new art medium!
- My Favorite Part of Make Way for Ducklings: After reading the story, draw and/or write about your favorite part.
- Paint Your Own Duck: Use the paints to decorate your own duck and use your duck for dramatic play or in the tub.
- Name the Ducklings: Use the labels provided to name the ducklings from the story. Then line up the ducklings in alphabetical order as they were lined up in Make Way for Ducklings.
- Make Way for the Ducklings Board Game: Roll the die and move your duckling along the path. Watch out for cars and bikes! The first player to get the duckling to the pond wins.
- Eggs in Your Nest: Players take turns rolling the die and collecting eggs in their nest. The player that collects the most eggs wins.
- Retelling the Story: Use the nests and ducks to retell the story. Children will also enjoy using these materials for pretend play.
- Duck Feather Exploration: Learn interesting facts about duck feathers and examine two different types of mallard duck feathers.
- Feather Painting: Paint white duck feathers with beautiful designs and patterns, or use the feathers as a paint brush.
- Duck Race: There are 8 ducklings trying to get to the pond in the park. Each duckling follows a different shape path. A duckling can only move forward when the spinner lands on its shape. Which duck will make it to the park first?
- Boston Map and Photos: Use the map to trace the ducklings' walk through Boston and learn about the real Boston Public Garden.
- United States Map: Hang this map on your wall and use it find the home state of Mr. and Mrs. Mallard, as well as your own home state.