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Day 18 – A House for Hermit Crab

Overview

Today, we’re going to…

  • Read aloud or watch a video about A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle
  • Draw and write about your favourite part of the story
  • Make a crab picture
  • Learn about Christmas crab migration

Talking Points for Parents / Caregivers

Before watching the video, consider asking the following…

  • Look at the cover page. What do you think the story will be about?
  • What animals do you know of that live in the ocean/sea?

During / After watching the video, consider asking the following…

  • How did Hermit Crab feel about moving the first time? Have you ever moved to a new home before? How did you feel?
  • How did Hermit Crab feel about the new shell that he found?
  • What did Hermit Crab do to make his new shell more comfortable and beautiful?
  • How did the story end?
  • What do you think is the story’s message?
  • What is your favourite part of the story?

Step 1: Reading / Video

If you have the book “A House for Hermit Crab” read it aloud to your child.

For those of you who do not have the book, watch the following video.

Step 2: My Favourite Part of the Story

Discuss with your child their favourite part the story. Work with your child to complete the writing activity.

Just click the link and print off the worksheet below.

CLICK TO VIEW WRITING WORKSHEET

Step 3: How to Draw a Crab

Wow! You’re making great progress – you should be very proud of yourself. 🙂

Next, learn how to draw your own crab! Where will it live? Add details to your picture.

Click on the link below.

Consider hanging the completed art on the fridge or another special spot afterwards as a way to recognize your child for their fantastic effort and imagination!

Step 4: Christmas Crab

Time to learn about the Christmas Crab! Click on the link below.