Kindergarten Daily Reading Activities: Creativity Counts

Welcome to Creativity Counts. We'll provide five days of reading lessons designed to engage your child in an exploration of arts and creativity.

Day 1 Activity

Let’s Watch: Auditions

Watch the video Auditions to learn more about the features of drama.

Let’s Read: The Costume Box

A group of friends is searching through a box of costumes. Read to find out which costumes they choose and what they do with them.

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Take It Further

Extend the fun with an activity.

Understanding Characters 

  • What does the bear do in the story? What does the lion do?
  • Make a two-column chart with Bear and Lion as the headings.
  • Write or draw what each character does. What does this tell you about them?

Family Support

Use this learning guide to walk your child through the lesson. Explore additional Review & Extend activities together.


Day 2 Activity

Let’s Reread: The Costume Box

A group of friends is searching through a box of costumes. Read to find out which costumes they choose and what they do with them.

Download The Costume Box

 

Take It Further

Extend the fun with an activity.

Write About It 

  • Write about another book or story you’ve read about costumes.
  • Tell what happened in the beginning, middle, and end.

Family Support

Use this learning guide to walk your child through the lesson. Explore additional Review & Extend activities together.


Day 3 Activity

Let’s Read: The Tree House

What would you do with a bunch of found objects? Read to find out how one story character uses creativity to build something special.

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Take It Further

Extend the fun with an activity.

Story Structure 

  • Where does this story take place? What is the raccoon doing?
  • Tell how this story might be different in a different setting.

Family Support

Use this learning guide to walk your child through the lesson. Explore additional Review & Extend activities together.


Day 4 Activity

Let’s Reread: The Tree House

What would you do with a bunch of found objects? Read to find out how one story character uses creativity to build something special.

Download The Tree House

 

Take It Further

Extend the fun with an activity.

Talk About It 

  • Would you like to build a tree house? Draw a picture of one you would like.
  • Then use details to describe what your tree house would look like.

Family Support

Use this learning guide to walk your child through the lesson. Explore additional Review & Extend activities together.


Day 5 Activity

Let’s Review

This week you've learned about arts and creativity. Today you will read about a character who can do lots of different kinds of things.

Let’s Read: Things I Can Do

What kinds of things can you do? Read about a character who can do lots of different things from art to cleaning up.

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Take It Further

Extend the fun with an activity.

Hands-On Activity: Design an Instrument 

Family Support

Create an art gallery. Make a few pieces of artwork, such as a painting or sculpture. Invite others to contribute a piece as well. Display the artwork around the room. Make labels for each piece to tell who made the artwork and what it was made with.

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