At Home Activities:
Story Time at the WDM
H is for Home
H is for Home:
A Saskatchewan Alphabet
- Based on the title, H is for Home: A Saskatchewan Alphabet, make predictions about what you think the book may be about.
- Who does this house belong to?
- Why are homes important?
Post-reading (questions to ponder/further learning)
- How is rhyming used in the book?
- What are grain elevators?
- Why are trains/railway crossings important in Saskatchewan?
- What are some of the most popular crops grown in Saskatchewan?
- How many lakes are in Saskatchewan?
The following could be used as pre or post-reading prompts for writing or art. Please adapt depending on age, skill-level and materials available. Students could respond in writing using a word, sentence, poem, paragraph, etc. Students could use digital media to create a visual response.
- Where is the most beautiful place in Saskatchewan? Close your eyes to help you visualize this place. (Draw or write)
- What places in Saskatchewan do you like to explore? (Draw or write)
- Why is Saskatchewan beautiful? (Draw or write)
- What plants grow in Saskatchewan/ in your garden/ in your house? (Draw, sculpt with playdough or write)
- What is your favourite farm animal? (Draw, sculpt with playdough, create using craft materials or write)
- Paint a picture of (or describe) the most beautiful Saskatchewan sky (look online for some images for inspiration: ex. Blue sky with white fluffy clouds, sunset with pinks and oranges, northern lights, sunrise, storm sky, etc.)
- Draw/paint a picture of your home.
- What makes your home a special place? (Draw or write)
In partnership with the Western Development Museum