Stick and Stone Activities for Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade:
Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry is the focus of this no-prep printable literature unit for Kinder, 1st, and 2nd grade. There are opportunities for discussions about bullying, as well as perseverance and friendship. I tried to include activities that will reach Kindergarten students up to 2nd grade (most appropriate for the first half of 2nd grade).
In this Stick and Stone activities book companion, you will find the following activities:
- Discussion Questions in a list (2 pages)
- Discussion Questions on 13 task cards (4 task cards per page)
- St blends (one page + one-page answer key)
- Rhyming words (real or nonsense words)
- Sequencing (one page + one-page answer key)
- First, next, then, last writing activity
- Characters, Setting page
- Two different writing prompts (two pages per prompt)
- Retelling Sticks Activity (cut, and paste on popsicle sticks/tongue depressors – students retell the story with pictures glued on sticks)
- Letter writing
- Who, What, When, Where, and Why writing activity
- Bullying- What can students do to help others who are being bullied?
- Proper nouns and common nouns
This PDF file contains 38 pages + Google Slides™.
NOTE: THIS FILE INCLUDES A DIGITAL DISTANCE LEARNING OPTION!
This product includes a digital option (as well as the no prep printable option). The instructions for utilizing the digital portion appear at the end of the packet.
Wow! What an amazing, thorough resource — chock-full of activities, content, and skill review. There are so many great options to choose from, it made me dizzy. 🙂 Love this!!
lisa S –
Great activities for book
Jennifer R –
Love it! A class favorite!
SANDY M –
Mary Allison D –
Great resource thank you!!
Pamela L –
My sub loved this unit!
Beth W –
great resource! I can’t wait to do some of the activities with my students
Tina S –
Nancy S –
We used this the first week of school to talk about friendship. The kids still talk about this book and quote the story (in January!). They loved the retelling sticks. I have all of your literature units in my cart, but I would love more lit units using retelling sticks. I highly recommend this resource!
Julie G –
Beth S –
Great Unit! Thank you!!
Melanie M –
Chrissy’s Kindergarten Creations –
I can’t wait to use this with my class
Angie M –
Very detailed and thorough, made planning very easy!
Joni S –
I love this story and am so glad you helped me find it!
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Lynn Yanow –
Wonderful book. Great extension ideas.
Tiffany H –
This was awesome and I look forward to using it again next Spring!
JoAnne K –
Looking forward to using these activities!
Pam S –
So many good ideas to go with this book. Thank you!
The Peachy Apple –
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Kelli Lynn Teaches –
Great resources, my kids loved them!
Robin Rogers –
Great activities to go along with this book!
Hannah A –
Variety of activities to do with the reading!
Lara P –
Good resources for a wonderful book
Kara Fraser –
excellent, thank you. Love this book
Amy K –
great for library use
Samantha S –
This was exactly what I was looking for! 🙂
Great activities that go with the book!
Shannon V –
The Weekly Hive –
great for character ed in the beginning of the year!
Jennifer Tymkin –
kids loved this story and retelling puppets
Jennifer Q –
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!
Kasey M –
My kids loved this story and the worksheets were a great addition! Thank you!
Anne S –
These lessons are prefect!!!!
Joyce S –
This is such a great story and these activities were a perfect compliment to it! Loved it.
lori C –
Excellent activities to go along with the book! My kids enjoyed them! Thank you!
Jena N –
Great way to start the year!
Jill E –
So useful for my weekly social skills lesson!
Mom to 3 incredible boys and t –
My kids loved the activities!!!
Leslie W –
Thank you for creating such a useful resource.
Elisa L –
Such a great unit! Thank you!
Reflections of a Teacher –
Great resource thank you.
Heatha N –
Nicole M –
Love this story!!
Abigail A –
Great for retelling activity during my library story time, thank you!
Dream Create Inspire –
I used this story my first week back and the activities were perfect for my second graders.
Renee G –
My kids loved this book and activites!
Karrie C –
My students loved this! Thanks!
wendy S –
Starting GE this year. Thank you for the resource.
Nancy Marton –
Thank you so much. This was so helpful.
Amy Latham –
Thank you. Great resource.
Diana Y –
Such a cute activity to prep to go with the book! Thanks!
Elly J –
This is wonderful!
Carol L –
The kids loved the book and the activities.
Erin W –
PositivLee Helpful-School Counseling with Purpose –
very through resources. Kids loved it. Thanks.
erin C –
Excellent resource! I used this in the library and both teachers and students loved it!
Cathie H –
Erica G –
My student’s loved the activities and making their own story pieces to retell the story!! Thank you!
Jennifer V –
Elise T –
Savanna G –
Great resource thank you!
Rachel H –
Thank you! Can’t wait to use this!
K C –
This book is great for discussion, and the activities in this packet make it even better. We loved the retelling sticks and the discussion questions. Thanks!
Sylvia Santos –
Mary D –
Great activity for our citizenship unit.. and another way to build working partnerships in the classroom.
Kelsey Brightwell –
Karen P –
Love this resource. Thanks.
Amy N –
Sooo many great activities!
Marie Marsland –
My 1st graders loved it!
Mrs Study Hall –
This was perfect. Thank you!
Lyndsey C –
My students loved this story and being able to retell the story at home.
Megan T –
Great for retelling and story elements!
Liana L –
Kalen R –
My students loved this book and these activities! They had lots of fun using the retelling sticks!
Rogers Reading Room –
Lisa Wright –
Thank you so much! Great resource!
Hannah S –
My students loved the retelling sticks!
Laurie C –
Just what my class needs this week! Waiting on Spring Break…
Destiny G –
Lindsay E –
Great resource and love this story!
Lauren D –
Great resources to go with this book!
Raschke Lorie –
My students enjoyed this book and the activities!
Monica M –
Thanks! Just what I was looking for!
Mindy Wilson –
Katie G –
Such a cute story and great to use at the start of a school year. Thank you!
Maija Weber –
Fun activity for my students!
Diana C –
My students love this book and the stick puppets really bought it all home for them.
Molly L –
Super fun, ready-made activity for the beginning of the school year!
Bacon E –
a bit hard for Kinders
Michelle K –
Great story! Class could not get enough of this book.
Yvonne K –
Ashleigh B –
Mrs Yogurts Counseling Corner –
Adorable, kids loved it!
Ashley W –
Lisa S –
Samantha R –
Great activities! Thank you!
Heather W –
Exactly what I needed.
Mary Kate G –
Love this story….love this resource!!
Marisa B –
Loved this resource!
Jenna S –
Great unit to go along with a great book. I was able to adapt several activities for my preschoolers.
Jenny B –
gail K –
Kaitlyn W –
Lots of great SEL activities and phonics activities to go along with the book!
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Amber L –
My students loved this resource. Thanks!
Sara B –
Loved this!!! My students did a great job and it was very easy to include.