This is a sweet story about two friends getting along and taking turns. The characters act exactly like kindergarten children. There is a big turning point in the story while the friends are building with blocks. To respond to the story and extend the lesson on being a good friend, I like to partner up the children and let them play with blocks. Here are some ideas from Dr. Jean to give some structure to block playtime. Florida kindergarten teachers- you can use this time to start your FLKRS Checklist. Many of the indicators can be observed during this play time.
I like to end the activity by calling the children back together on the carpet and creating an anchor chart for friendship. Some ideas for a chart are "Looks like/ Sounds like", "A good friend can", "What friends do together". Display the chart for the next few weeks as a reminder to the children on being a good friend.
I can't wait to see all the ideas and books others have to share for the first week of school!