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The end of the school year is creeping up fast! We’re headed on our last field trip of the year this Friday. I wanted to tie in our literacy snack idea this week, so for our Literacy Snack Lion Read Aloud we’re reading, The Gingerbread Man Loose At The Zoo, by Laura Murray.
The class goes on a field trip to the zoo and they get to solve riddles on a WILD scavenger hunt. They meet giraffes, monkeys, and even a fox. But a zoo full of critters is a tricky place for a tasty cookie—even a very fast one—and the Gingerbread Man ends up separated from his friends. He needs to solve all of the riddles to catch up with his class and help someone else who is lost.
I took a poll of the kids favorite animal at the zoo and a lion was the top choice, so that is what our snack is that we’re making this week.
THIS ACTIVITY WORKS WELL WITH
each student will need
1 slice of wheat bread
1 cutie orange
4 pieces of shredded cheese
Optional – gingerbread cookie to go with the story. Pepperage Farms makes them year round.
1 circle cookie cutter for the class to share
To make the lion snacks, first have the kids take turns using the cookie cutter to make a circle from their piece of bread. This will be the lions head. Next, they can peel the orange, and place it around the head as it’s hair, or mane. Add the blueberry on as his nose, the cheese as his whiskers and the candy eyes. Isn’t he cute?!
While the students are enjoying their snacks, I made a free printable for them to work on. I created a new little riddle that the kids can read and guess the animal like in the story. They can then draw a picture of it.
You can download the Literacy Snack Lion Read Aloud free printable from my Teachers Pay Teachers store below.
If you have some extra time after you return from your zoo field trip, your students will LOVE playing this zoo bingo!
And have you been using any of our scavenger hunts? Here’s a fun one for the zoo to take on your field trip with your class. Similar to in the read aloud! You can find all of the other scavenger hunts I’ve shared here.
I hope your class enjoys their lion snack!
See you next time!