This activity is awesome for the first week of school!
Teacher read's the story: Curious George's First Day of School.
Then, suddenly finds a note at the end of the book from Curious George! He has come to school to visit! The note leaves a clue of where to find him in the school. There are a series of notes the students will find as they tour the school. Each note will be left next to a banana. Students collect bananas along the way. Finally, the notes will lead the class back to the classroom where Curious George is napping. (Curious George Stuffed Animal is needed)
Last, make mini banana splits with your class!
I usually give each student a half of a banana, spray a little whip cream on top, and let them add some rainbow sprinkles.
(Notes included in this product lead students on a tour including: cafeteria, music room, art room, library, playground/PE area)
Of course you can show students other parts of the school building along the way (clinic, front office, computer lab, etc.)