Dandelion by Don Freeman
Students will be able to understand why being themselves is most important by listening to and discussing the book.
- Dandelion by Don Freeman
- orange yarn
- crayons, markers
- wiggle eyes
- stems and leaves
- small round paper plate
- Read the story.
- During the story ask the students how they would feel if they were Dandelion when Jennifer Giraffe shuts the door on him.
- After the rain, does Dandelion look more like he did at the beginning of the book?
- After the book here some more questions to ask.
- What does dandelion find under the steps?
- Why does Dandelion say at the end of the book "From now on I will just be plain me."
- Why does Jennifer Giraffe let Dandelion in the second time?
- Make a "Dandelion"
- Use a flower stem and leaves and paste the leaves to the stem.
- Make a lion face on the paper plate. Use yarn for mane and some wiggle eyes.
- Attach the paper plate to the stem. Use as a bulletin board or have dandelions growing in a garden.