Parents and teachers, enjoy these free Quill Soup activities and worksheets!
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We hope you’re enjoying Quill Soup, our brand new picture book that promotes sharing and kindness through beautiful illustrations. Here are some ideas for fun activities you can do at home or in the classroom to enrich children’s reading of Quill Soup!
Spot the Animals
Quill Soup is full of colourful, intricate illustrations. There are animals hiding in the background of every page! See if you and your child can spot the birds, giraffes, monkeys and other creatures hidden on every page. Can they count how many of each animal are on each page?
Choose Your Favourite Animal
Read the book, then have a discussion! Which animal is your favourite and why? If you were an animal, which one would you be? Once you’ve chosen your favourite animal, you can find out more about it. You could create your own fact sheet about your animal. Here are some questions to answer:
- What do they eat?
- Do they sleep at night or during the day?
- What is their baby called?
- Where do they live?
- How tall are they?
- How many of them exist in the world?
Add any other interesting facts you discover! You can find information on animals on Wikipedia or head to the library. Download, print and fill in your free animal fact sheet here!
Draw an Animal
Try drawing one of the animals in the book! You can use the drawings in the book as a reference or find a picture online. Remember your drawing doesn’t have to be perfect. Make sure you use a nice bright colour just like the illustrations in Quill Soup. Cut out your drawing and stick it to your fact sheet, or draw on the sheet.
Talk about the Issues
Quill Soup is full of important ideas about how we should treat others. It’s a great start for a group discussion about the importance of sharing or welcoming outsiders. Here are some questions you could talk about:
- If you were making soup for all your friends, what would you put in it?
- How does it feel when you arrive in a new place, for example starting a new school or moving to a new town?
- Imagine you had to move to a new school. How would you want other people to treat you when you got there?
- If you had two toy cars and your friend didn’t have any, should you give them one? What if you only had one car?
- Would you rather be a person or an animal? Why?
We would love to see your responses to the book. Make sure you post them on social media using the hashtag #QuillSoup!
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