This week I have several really fun activities based on the children’s book A House for a Hermit Crab. The first activities I have to share with you are sequencing activities. The first activity focuses walking a puppet across calendar months while saying the months of the year. The second focuses on placing the months of the year in order.
While the sequencing activities are in a set, you can have your children do just one or both of them. The choice is up to you. Before you can do either of them you will need to download the sequencing activities set.
Sequencing the Months
The hermit crab in the story searches for a new shell and decorates in during various months of the year. There are two ways that you can have your children explore the months of the year.
Hermit Crab Puppet’s Month Walk
The first option is to print out enough hermit crabs and calendar pages as you have students. Then you will need to glue each hermit crab to a popsicle stick. Young children can walk their hermit crab puppet over each of the months of the year. As they take them for a walk, they can say the name of each month.
Order the Months for a Hermit Crab Walk
The second option is to print out the calendar page and cut out each of the months. Your children can be given a pile of the months mixed up. They can glue them in order onto a piece of construction paper.
Then you can have them tie one end of a piece of yarn to the hermit crab and one end to the corner of the construction paper. Once the hermit crab is in place, they can walk him through the month of the year.
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