Five Animals and One Potato ...

Posted by Big Universe on Jan 23, 2013 10:47:15 AM


Do you remember this chant?

One Potato

Two Potato

Three Potato


Five Potato

Six Potato

Seven Potato


I don't think that chant means anything, but it does go along with a name of a book on Big Universe!

One Potato by Sue Porter

So how would you divide one potato between five animals?

How you you decide who gets the potato?

Rabbit has a great idea ....

The animals will have a competition!

The only problem is the competition is not that fair ...

But it does all work out in the end!

Some topics you could discuss with children reading this book:

  • fair and unfair
  • strengths and weaknesses
  • feelings
  • problem solving
  • animal characteristics
  • descriptions

A great challenge to go along with this story could be for children to create an animal that could win the competition ... and even the twist at the end!

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Topics: Classroom Ideas, Literacy

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