Balloons Over Broadway: Book Companion & STEM Challenge

Grade Levels
K - 5th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
37 pages
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Balloons Over Broadway is the charming story of Tony Sarg and his upside-down puppets that have become Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade icons! Your students will fall in love with Melissa Sweet’s incredible picture book and you will love the lesson it provides your students. Tony’s inventions were always exceptional but that didn’t stop him from finding ways to improve!

The following companion includes multiple ELA activities like retelling (story maps and BME), comparing, cause and effect, character evaluation, authors message/purpose, a writing prompt and vocabulary (puzzles and book).

Additionally, I have included a Science Investigation and STEM challenge to accompany the story! There are background and instructional pages, posters, examples, a resource page, a recording page (recommended for younger students), journal (with 2 cover page options), and a reproducible page to be used to assemble the plane used in the STEM activity.

Students of all ages will truly enjoy diving into this incredible story as well as engaging in the engineering design process.

Check out all of my STEM/STEAM/STREAM resources here!


-I strongly encourage you to review the free preview before purchasing to ensure your own satisfaction. There are screen shots of virtually all activities so that you know what you are purchasing.

-The ELA activities are geared towards K-2.

-The STEM project can be used in K-5 although you may want to find ways to supplement it with the upper grades.
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