Mossy is another wonderful story by Jan Brett. As always, her illustrations are beautiful and engaging. Mossy is the story of a box turtle whose life gets turned upside down. This story presents an opportunity for numerous colorful crafts and activities. I especially love the little egg crate turtles. Have you ever read Mossy with your class or child before?
Ages: 3 and up
Topics: turtles, captivity, ponds
Worksheets and Activities
This would be a great way to incorporate technology. Students could write a post card to a friend telling them why they would or wouldn't suggest the book.
As an extension, students could also create a diorama of the museum exhibit to compare/contrast.
This could be adapted to glue flowers on the turtle instead of buttons.
This would make a great Scoot and children could paint flowers for Mossy.
Children could add flowers to make Mossy (using stickers, drawing, cutting/gluing, etc.)