The activities in this packet are designed to accompany the book “Hot Rod Hamster” by Cynthia Lord. This packet does not include the book and does not replace the book. These activities are well-suited for children with a Pre-k/K language level. Here is a detailed look at what you get:
Comprehension Questions- Each question card includes 3 pictures for answer choices. There are 14 cards with questions that are directly about the story and 6 cards with questions about emotions that are related to story.
Yes/No Questions- 24 cards with yes/no questions about the story.
“Which Would You Choose” Sentences Strips- Your students can use these sentence strips to choose what type of car they would want. The first sentence strip uses the format “I want a (color) car” and the second sentence strip uses the format “I want a (adjective) (color) car.” The third sentence strip uses the same format and options as sentence strip #2, but is formatted so that you can cut out the adjective and color cards instead of having students point to them.
Size Comparison Flash Cards- There are 12 cards that target bigger/smaller and 12 cards that target biggest/smallest. A sentence strip is also included.
First/Last Flash Cards- There are 12 cards that ask students to identify which car is first or last. A sentence strip is included.
“Who do you think would win?” Flash Cards- There are 12 flash cards that ask students to predict which animal would win a race. You can have students explain why they think each animal would win. A sentence strip is included.
Associations Cards- Students match the objects that go together. There are 18 pairs (36 cards total).
Past Tense Verb Cards- Students complete the sentence on each card with the correct past-tense verb. There are 14 regular verbs and 10 irregular verbs. All sentences are related to the story.
Open-Ended Game- Students collect cards with pictures of objects they would need to win a race. There are numbers on each card so that children can add up their points. There is also a car mat so that students have a place to put their cards. There are extra turn/penalty cards included. This game can be used as a reinforcement during a variety of different tasks.
This packet was created by Lauren Laur, CCC-SLP