Giraffes Can't Dance Character Traits | First Day of School Activities

Glistening Gems
Grade Levels
K - 3rd
Formats Included
  • PDF (55 pages)
  • Compatible with 
Share this resource
Glistening Gems
Compatible with Easel
This PDF can be converted to an interactive version that you can assign to students to complete on a device, using Easel by TpT. Learn more.

Also included in

  1. Are you looking for fun, engaging and interactive book companions to help teach your students about character traits, physical traits and feelings of characters? This money saving character traits activities bundle with 150 teaching resources, will save you 50% off!! These differentiated activities
    Save $239.70
  2. Giraffes Can't Dance Character Traits Activities Bundle (118 pages & 40 Slides - Boom Cards) includes 6 fun filled character traits products combined into one bundle! This character traits packet will save you over 50% off! A variety of activities are included in this bundle, to help students co
    Save $8.50
  3. Fun Literacy Centers bundle - 11 fun filled literacy centers including character traits products combined into one bundle! This kit will save you over 35% off! It includes a variety of activities, games, task cards, Boom Cards, literacy contracts and NO PREP printables for the popular story, 'Giraf
    Save $12.05
  4. Giraffes Can't Dance & The Rainbow Fish Literacy Centers Bundle - 23 fun filled literacy centers including character traits products combined into one bundle for two popular stories! This kit will save you over 40% off!! It includes a variety of activities, games, task cards, digital Boom Cards,
    Save $29.05
  5. Looking for fun printable and digital activities for the first few weeks back to school to teach character traits? Back to School Book Activities Growing Bundle includes 87 products (1780+pages & 400 slides in digital Boom Cards) which provide students with differentiated activities for teaching
    Save $132.50
  6. Want a fun kit of book companions to teach your students about character traits? This mega bundle includes 32 products (printable resources & digital Boom Decks) for the popular stories: ♥Giraffes Can't Dance♥The Rainbow Fish♥A Bad Case of Stripes♥Tacky the Penguin♥Stellaluna♥The Recess QueenBy
    Save $43.96


Giraffes Can't Dance Character Traits First Day of School Activities Packet is perfect to use when undertaking units on character traits, narratives or descriptive writing. Included in this character traits, feelings and physical traits Giraffes Can't Dance activities pack is colored and black and white versions of cut and paste worksheets, anchor charts, character traits graphic organizers, roll a die game, interactive notebook activities, who am I worksheets and wanted posters. By undertaking these differentiated activities students will cement their understanding about character traits, feelings, physical traits and character changes.

Product Use

♥ Back to School Activities

♥ Literacy centers

♥ Morning work

♥ Assessment

♥ Homework

♥ Book Companion


This kit is also available in the money saving bundle below. Save over 25% off.

Bundle - Giraffes Can't Dance - character trait sorting, cut and paste activities, yes/no game and task cards.


The pack entails the following activities for the popular story, 'Giraffes Can't Dance':

♥ Teacher instructions

♥ Cut and paste worksheets - students cut and paste the qualities, feelings and physical traits of Gerald the giraffe at the beginning and end of the story.

♥ Answer sheets or anchor charts for cut and paste activities only - you can use the answer sheets to display on your bulletin board so students can refer to them whilst writing.

♥ Write character traits- students write their own qualities and physical traits to describe Gerald. There are also worksheets for students to write the qualities of the other animals in the story.

♥ Interactive Notebook activities- Lift the Flap Activity 1: students describe or list the character traits for Gerald at the beginning of the story and the end of the story. Lift the Flap Activity 2 - students describe or list Gerald's feelings at the beginning of the story and the end.

♥ Who am I Activities - students write 3 character traits clues to describe Gerald at the beginning of the story and the end of the story.

♥ Wanted Posters- students create wanted posters for characters, and say what they are wanted for. They will describe the character's physical traits in the description boxes.

♥ Roll a Die Activity and character trait graphic organizers - students will roll a die and find evidence in the text to match the character trait rolled for Gerald the giraffe and the other animals. An example sheet is provided to model to the class.

Check out some of the positive feedback this product has received.

"The vocabulary is just perfect for my second graders! It challenged them just enough but wasn't too frustrating. We loved reading our books and then using this product to reflect on character traits." by Tay's Teaching

"This was a great activity. It helped my students learn new words to add to their character trait page. Plus they enjoyed telling why they chose each trait. Thanks. " by Tiffany C

"Excellent addition to Growth Mindset teaching!" by Cheryl R.

"Thankyou for helpful resources for character description and analysis in the younger years. !" by Megan B

"I bought every single packet you had on character!! love it." by Edna D.

Please see the preview before purchasing to get a further insight into what this package entails.


This kit is also included in the bundle below - save over 30% off

Book Companion Character Trait Bundle - Giraffes Can't Dance, The Rainbow Fish, A Bad Case of Stripes, Tacky the Penguin, Stellaluna and The Recess Queen

Looking for more 'Giraffes Can't Dance' book companions

Giraffes Can't Dance- Character Trait Sorting

Giraffes Can't Dance - Character Trait Task Cards

Giraffes Can't Dance - Character Traits Yes No Game

Giraffes Can't Dance - Similes Center

Dab it! - Giraffes Can't Dance Vocabulary Activities

Literacy Contracts/Choice Boards - Giraffes Can't Dance

Giraffes Can't Dance - Adjectives Worksheets & Printables

Giraffes Can't Dance - Syllable Clip Cards

Related Products

The Recess Queen - Character Traits Bundle

A Bad Case of Stripes - Character Trait Activities

The Rainbow Fish - Character Traits Bundle

The Juice Box Bully - Character Traits Bundle

Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon - Character Traits Bundle

Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun - Character Traits Bundle

Enemy Pie - Character Traits Bundle

The Kissing Hand - Character Traits Bundle

Chrysanthemum - Character Traits Bundle

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse - Character Traits Bundle

A Weekend With Wendell - Character Traits Activities

My Mouth is a Volcano - Character Traits Bundle

Pig the Pug Series - Growing Bundle

Tacky the Penguin - Character Trait Activities

Charlotte's Web Task Cards - Character Traits

Officer Buckle and Gloria - Character Trait Activities

Character Traits Bundle - Fairy Tales Activities


Check out these great Character Trait bundle packs:

Character Traits Package - {The Rainbow Fish NOT included}

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory- Character Traits Bundle


Your feedback is greatly appreciated. I would love for you to come back at some stage and rate my product. ♥


Customer Tip!


How to get TPT credit to use on future purchases:

Please go to your My Purchases page (you may need to login). Beside each purchase you'll see a Provide Feedback button. Simply click it and you will be taken to a page where you can give a quick rating and leave a short comment for the product. Each time you give feedback, TPT gives you feedback credits that you use to lower the cost of your future purchases. I value your feedback greatly as it helps me determine which products are most valuable for your classroom so I can create more for you. ☺


Be the first to know about my new discounts, freebies and product launches. Look for the green star next to my store logo and click it to become a follower. You will now receive email updates about my store.

Click here and like my Facebook page for regular updates on freebies, sales and teaching ideas

Total Pages
55 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.


Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up