What Do You Do With a Chance? by Kobi Yamada Book Activities


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These What Do You Do With a Chance? activities were designed for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th-grade students. You will find reflections, discussion questions, writing opportunities, growth mindset activities, and so much more in this engaging literature unit companion.

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Delivery Method: Instant Digital Download 

Pages: 38 PDF pages + Google Slides

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What Do You Do With a Chance? Literature Unit Activities for Kids:

These What Do You Do With a Chance? Activities were designed for 1st-4th grade.

The activities in the literature companion focus more on the concepts presented in the story and less on the content (although vocabulary words and comprehension questions are included in list form and task card form).

In addition to 10 vocabulary cards, 14 discussion question task cards, and various worksheets, you will also find a variety of tasks where students can reflect on taking risks.

Taking chances (risks) is at the heart of growth mindset instruction. Students will find several opportunities to reflect on taking risks using these activities.

This product will help your students understand the benefits of taking risks. They will also learn that making mistakes is a fantastic opportunity to learn something new.

These activities are perfect for teachers or counselors helping students develop a growth mindset and understand that taking risks is okay, even if there is a possibility of failure.

This What Do You Do with a Chance file includes activities related to the following:

  • Discussion questions and task cards
  • What is a problem?
  • Growth mindset vocabulary
  • Vocabulary cards
  • What is a risk? What is an outcome?
  • Taking a chance pros and cons
  • Journal Writing
  • A chance can be an opportunity
  • What can be learned from taking chances?
  • My extraordinary mistake
  • Cootie catcher

Here are individual links for each Kobi Yamada Literature Unit:


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.

This PDF file contains 38 pages + Google Slides™.

89 reviews for What Do You Do With a Chance? by Kobi Yamada Book Activities

Based on 89 reviews
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    Brian O


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    Erin B

    I LOVE this book so I am beyond excited to use these activities in the classroom. It is very easy to use and super helpful! Thank you!!!

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    Patrick D

    Love this, and so did the kids!

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    Vicki P

    Can’t wait to use this in our circle meetings!

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    Carol A

    Love the book and your product! Thanks

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    Kimberly B

    Great activities that go along with a great book! My students really liked this!

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    Niki’s Niches 


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    Mary Ann C

    This was an excellent companion to my Author Unit! Thanks for an awesome product!

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    Faron G

    thank you!

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    Jamie O

    Using with our Summer Reading Camp, can’t wait to see how much they enjoy the activities.

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    Prue C

    Thanks for the great resource!

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    Krista Z

    Adding this to my Growth Mindset file…thank you!

  13. DS

    DL Store  

    Great Product!! Thanks!!

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    Jeslyn W

    Love it! Thank you!!

  15. AS

    Ashley Snow 

    Great activities! Thank you!

  16. SG

    Susan G

    good activities

  17. SG

    Susan G

    good activities

  18. KJ

    Kay J

    More than enough resources to guide students to a complete understanding of this book! Wonderful book, as well!

  19. AC

    Andrea Chichester 

    Thank you for taking the time to make this resource!

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    christine C

    The students enjoyed the activities. They really liked adding their versions of what taking a chance meant to them.

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    Shaping Minds of All Kinds 


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    Shaping Minds of All Kinds 


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    Athena Hadjicharalambous 


  24. JA

    Jennifer A

    Great way to kick off Growth Mindset and start the school year! THANKS!

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    Michele W


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    Jessica A

    Great for growth mindset! I purchased a copy of the book and take this resource with me when I sub! It’s nice so have something ready to teach from when sub plans are lacking. Thank you!

  27. JR

    Jennifer R

    Great product!!

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    Angel R

    So excited to use this! Thank you!

  29. LL

    Lois L

    Great resource

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    Brian T

    Great resource! Thank you!

  31. CG

    Chris G

    great resource

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    Kristie L

    I love sharing using this resource to support reading “What do you do with a chance?” with a third-grade class. The discussion we had while reviewing the vocabulary were amazing. It was so fun to watch the kids make the cootie catchers and use them. Thank you.

  33. TD

    Tasha D

    This resource was great to go along with Growth Mindset teachings!

  34. KH

    Kerrie H

    Another fantastic unit of work. Thank you.

  35. TT

    Taylor Thompson 

    Really enjoyed this resources and so did my students.

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    Buyer T


  37. KF

    Kelly F

    Great activities to go along with the book.

  38. RM

    Robert M

    Clear and concise – thank you 🙂

  39. RL

    Raschke Lorie 

    My students enjoyed the book and the activities, thank you!

  40. CG

    Christina G

    Excellent resource for “What would you do with a Chance?” Book.

  41. TG

    Timothy G

    Well worth the price!

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    The Content Corner 

    I love the connections this resource provides to the book.

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    Christina Henderson 


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    Maria V

    Writing too small.

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    Maria V

    Writing too small.

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    Temaris M


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    Meaghan D

    I used this for the first day of school with my students and it was wonderful! Thank you!

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    Asha B

    Great Great Great resource!

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    Jacquelyn M

    The kids will like this.

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    Maura K

    Thanks these are great

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    Maura K

    Thanks these are great

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    Kate C

    These make wonderful lessons for back to school! They would also be great at the end of the year, too. Thank you for these resources!

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    Robert M

    Great product!

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    Ken D


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    Counselor Kate 

    Perfect to use with the book!

  56. NM

    Nicole M

    Students loved this!

  57. AS

    Aaron S

    There are so many fun application options for this book and packet. I use it as school counselor, but it could also be used as a guided reading unit providing new application and writing challenges for an entire week.

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    Lisa L

    I used the scenarios after I read the book and let the students work together to answer the questions. We shared out their answers and they loved it. They were very engaged.

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    I loved it! Very good for social emotional learning

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    Joanne L

    Very impressive!

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    Sonia A

    Love this unit. It is perfect for beginning of the year and building growth mindset.

  62. JJ

    Jennifer J

    This was a great resource to accompany our read-aloud for the week during online learning.

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    One Wish Books 

    Thank you so much!

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    Chelsea L

    What a great resource to combine reading comprehension and mindfulness practices. Thank you

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    Jessica O

    This is an excellent resource! I didn’t use all of it, but I was glad to have many options to use with this story.

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    Vickie E

    My students really enjoyed the activities.

  67. AS

    Allison S

    Great growth mindset companion to this story! The activities are great and very thought provoking!

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    Stacy N

    This is a great resource. Thank you.

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    chelsea T

    This was a great activity to have my students work on during our first week of remote learning.

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    Helpful resource, thank you!

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    Michelle B

    Great Story and great resource. This is a great proodcut.

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    Heidi O

    I loved this resource and will use it for years to come. The book is such a treasure and the resource goes along well with it. There is so much included and it can keep students engaged with this book for days. Thank you so much for this resource.

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    Rosa D

    This resource was perfect to use after our mentor text read aloud.

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    Chelsea K


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    Dee M

    Lovely resource at the start of the year to inspire optimism.

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    Marisa Cortes 

    Love it

  77. DS

    Darlene S

    Awesome resource!

  78. LC

    Lissette C

    Great Resource!

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    Jennifer Ross 

    Great resource!

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    Amanda N

    Great companion resource for a great story! Awesome!

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    M V

    Well-developed resource to support reading of an amazing storybook.

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    Jillian F

    This was a lovely resource to go along with a wonderful book!

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    Theresa D

    This is a perfect addition for teaching SEL lessons.

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    Mindy S

    I have bought a few of these from this seller and they are all great!!!

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    Miguelina Krier 

    This was a great resource for the beginning of the year!

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    ann M

    Great addition to my mindset lessons. Students loved doing the activities.

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    Diana G

    My students loved this resource.

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    Michelle Kendall 

    Great extension activities for grade 5.

  89. MA

    Mena A

    Great Resource!

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