• Kristie Smith, M.Ed

Reading and Writing with Cartoons "Cartoon Capers"

Second week of staying indoors and trying to keep it safe for family members. When my dad was flipping through the channels, I briefly watched a cartoon whiz by and thought about an activity I did years ago in the classroom.

Kids would watch a cartoon in my class, then illustrate and write their own cartoon strip. It took a couple of hours by the time we watched the cartoon, took out one half of manila paper and began drawing and writing cartoons. ~The kids LOVED IT!

When people are writing, they are reading and vice versa. The cool part was they did not realize how much they were reading and writing because so much fun and socialization was involved.

Fun enrichment activities could be: Take out Play-doh and create characters from your story. Create your own version of the cartoon changing the plot and ending of the story.

Put on a play using stick puppets. Role play the story using sticks or sock people.

When people are laughing, they are learning. Cartoons make kids laugh and encourage a stress-free environment.

To quote the most famous cartoonist of all time, Walt Disney. "Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever." ~ Walt Disney



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