Keep reading for some fun preschool activities based on the story Giggle, Giggle, Quack. These activities are part of our Storytime Club, which includes 10 weeks of book-inspired activities. To learn more about our Storytime Club, click here!
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GIGGLE, GIGGLE, QUACK ACTIVITIES
Do you teach a farm theme in your preschool classroom? Or do you love doing farm activities with your littles at home? If so, you definitely need to add Giggle Giggle Quack to your farm books. This is such a fun book that will have your preschoolers rolling with laughter!
In this story (which is a follow-up to Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type), Farmer Brown is headed off on vacation, so his brother Bob is keeping an eye on the farm. Bob keeps finding notes that he thinks are from Farmer Brown, so he does what they say…like order pizza for the animals and wash the pigs in the bathtub! But the notes aren’t from Farmer Brown…they’re from Duck!
Your little ones are going to love this fun, light-hearted story and have a great time laughing along with the animals!
Check out all of these fun Giggle, Giggle, Quack activities that can help bring this story to life for your preschool, pre-k, or kindergarten littles!
LITERACY: CRACK THE CODE
Since Duck writes notes in this story, I thought it would be fun if he wrote a note to your kiddos…but it has to be a secret code so Farmer Brown doesn’t read it. That’s why the Giggle, Giggle, Quack literacy activity is Crack the Code!
Your little ones will look at the letters on the picture, then match up those letters with the correct symbols on the right-hand side. When they’re done, you can help them read the secret message Duck is sending to them!
MATH: SHEEP ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION
It’s so important that our little ones have a conceptual understanding of addition and subtraction. What does 3 + 1 actually mean? This activity will help them with those basic math building blocks they’ll need for kindergarten.
Have your little ones choose either an addition or subtraction card, then use cotton balls on the sheep mat to solve the problem. For extra fun, tape the sheep mat onto the wall, and then cover it with contact paper. That way, your little ones can stick the cotton balls to the contact paper to solve the problems.
FINE MOTOR: CORN KERNEL LETTERS
The fine motor activity for this story is a mix of literacy and fine motor skills. One of the early learning standards for preschool is to form letters out of a variety of materials. So I thought forming letters out of corn kernels would be the perfect way to work on this skill during our farm theme!
This packet includes letter mats for all 26 letters (uppercase and lowercase next to each other). Your little ones will use corn kernels to form the shapes of the letters. For an extra challenge, they can try and from the shape of each letter without using the mats to guide them. This makes it MUCH harder!
GROSS MOTOR: CORRAL THE FARM ANIMALS
I haven’t met a preschooler yet who doesn’t LOVE playing with balloons. They are so much fun, and when you get to draw on them, that’s even better! For this activity, have your little ones draw farm animal faces on balloons, like pigs, duck, and cows. Then have them corral those farm animals!
CRAFT: DUCK MASK
Since Duck is the main character of Giggle, Giggle, Quack, I thought making a duck mask would be perfect to inspire some pretend play after reading this story. This one is super cute (and easy!), plus you can sneak in some fine motor practice, too.
SNACK: PIG PANCAKES
One of my kids’ favorite breakfasts are pig bagels, which we make in the fall to go along with the book Harvest Party. So for this book, I thought we would use the same idea but apply it to pancakes…and they turned out super cute! Pig pancakes might just be our new favorite breakfast.
YOU TUBE: OLD MCDONALD HAD A FARM
Since this pack is all about the farm, I included a link to the classic Old McDonald Had a Farm over on You Tube!
READING RESPONSE: JOURNAL WRITING PAGE
Teaching our little ones to reflect on what they’ve read is a skill we want to start from the beginning. These journal writing pages allow them to draw and write a response to this story.
GIGGLE, GIGGLE, QUACK PACK
All of the activities in this pack can be found in our Giggle, Giggle, Quack printable pack, which can be found in my shop here!
Do you love this story, too?! Do you have any fun activities that would be great for it? Comment below or find me on Instagram [@littleslovelearningblog] and let me know!