From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Allison Citino
Calling all parents, teachers and newly appointed teachers!
Looking for ways to ensure your kids’ minds stay active? Check out this series
of Learning & Activity Sheets from Disney, Pixar and National Geographic. These
make reading fun, and teaching easy! Crafted to use alongside your favorite
books, the worksheets and guides engage kids in ways that are fun and
From coloring, to crafts and quizzes, the guides provide
helpful instruction that take the excitement from the stories beyond the page.
There’s something for every age and skillset.
National Geographic First Board Books are great for reads with little ones. With sturdy pages, and bold photos that highlight everything from dinosaurs to racecars and wild-animals, there’s enough to keep babies, toddlers and grown-ups engaged by every page!
This worksheet of fun activities tests kids smarts as they read, and after! It includes finding animals and objects in the books, and other accompanying fun facts. Find it here.
Elephant & Piggie: The Complete Collection, chronicles 25 different adventures featuring the dynamic duo, and their friendship, in a compelling, comic book style.
This teaching guide for Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie book directs aspiring storytellers ages 4-8 on ways to address their narratives, and identify the importance of character, respect and fairness. The guide also includes print-out crafts to make puppets! Get it here
For a mid-day school break, let’s make a craft! Print out Disney’s Frozen II Stick Puppets of Anna, Elsa and Olaf and inspire your next Drama class. Find it here.
Why do NBA players only have 24 seconds to score a basket? National Geographic Kids: It’s a Numbers Game! Basketball breaks down hoops by the digit, and explains the math behind every bucket, bounce pass, and buzzer beating shot.
With this worksheet, National Geographic Kids and ESPN takes you inside the NBA with the ABCs of PPG – an engaging exercise in math that explores scoring averages of NBA stars from LeBron James to James Harden! Get it here.
Coco: A Story About Music, Shoes and Family is perfect for the Middle grade student in your life. This story retells the film and features original content about Miguel and his family expanding upon a rich, vibrant world and characters.
After reading all about the music, and Miguel’s stunning and colorful journey through the Land of the Dead, use this free accompanying guide to engage in discussions and innovative activities that include creating a family tree! See it here.
In another Middle Grade favorite, Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, seventh-grader Tristan is transported to a world populated by African-American folk heroes and West-African Gods. In order to get back home, Tristan must ally with the likes of John Henry and Brer Rabbit.
The Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky Activity Kit comes with a “Fact or Fiction” quiz, activities including crafts and creative writing exercises, and a special certificate of recognition for your reader. Get it here.
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