This activity pack is to be used with Melissa Sweet's Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade.
This activity pack includes 5 lesson plans with activities that are good for students ranging from Kindergarten to 4th grade. Also included is a brief PowerPoint with fun facts and pictures of the parade from the 1920s to Present. Note that most activities are appropriate for 2nd-4th, since they require writing, although all could be adapted to fit K-4. If you have questions regarding this please let me know.
Activities include: designing a balloon, reading and writing about the book, character map, character analysis, Venn Diagram comparing/contrasting the parade then and now. Also included are directions for students to create their own marionette and/or bag puppet.
The pack is great to use in the week leading up to Thanksgiving, and gives students a great informational text to read and respond to! I used some of these activities with my first graders and they really enjoyed it! It was really fun to teach before the holiday.
Thank you for taking the time to check it out!