Books and Activities

Where the Wild Things Are

by Maurice Sendak

Max dons his wolf suit in pursuit of some mischief and gets sent to bed without supper. Fortuitously, a forest grows in his room, allowing his wild rampage to continue unimpaired.

  1. Open the book to the page where the wild things are hanging on the tree. Have your child look carefully at each wild thing. Ask your child how the wild things look the same (e.g. they all have sharp claws, yellow eyes ...) and how they are different (e.g. one has human feet, one has a beak ...)
  2. You and your child can draw a Wild Thing together. Use your imagination to create a Wild Thing. Be sure to use detailed descriptors to describe your Wild Thing (e.g. his tail is long; and skinny and looks like a rat's tail, his teeth are sharp, like a lion's teeth etc..)
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