Following Up Field Day- Language Arts Activities! {FREEBIES included!}

Field Day.... it's one of those special days that I absolutely loved as a child. As a teacher, I must admit, I don't love it quite so much. Now, I mainly look forward to it because it signals the end of the school year, and its arrival typically means summer vacation is only a handful of days away! Students tend to be hyper energized, which can lead to an exhausting day for teachers.

I have taught at five schools during my career, and it seems that every school arranges their Field Day just a bit differently. Most schools split the day in half, and send the older students outside for half of the day, and then swap around lunchtime and send the younger students outside for the other half. Other schools keep all of the students outside for the entire day. Personally, I prefer the half-day method... but it does present a challenge of what you're going to do with the students the other half of the day.

A few weeks ago, I was poking around Amazon (an affiliate link follows), and I ran across the book Nouns and Verbs Have a Field Day by Robin Pulver. I checked out the preview and knew I had to have it! What a perfect read-aloud for Field Day! It arrived a few days later, and I fell in love with the book as soon as I read it. In fact, it inspired me to create some follow-up activities that you can download below for FREE!
This book is a perfect read-aloud for students in grades 2-5 on Field Day! Plus, this blog post contains several FREE followup activities!

Here's a summary of the book, along with the activities I created:
FREE language worksheets accompany the book Nouns and Verbs Have a Field Day! What an ideal activity to follow up Field Day!


FREE language worksheets accompany the book Nouns and Verbs Have a Field Day! What an ideal activity to follow up Field Day!

FREE language worksheets accompany the book Nouns and Verbs Have a Field Day! What an ideal activity to follow up Field Day!

FREE language worksheets accompany the book Nouns and Verbs Have a Field Day! What an ideal activity to follow up Field Day!

If you want to download the free activities, simply click HERE!

The other activity I created especially for Field Day are the partner plays shown below. Again, I created these scripts with the intent of providing an engaging reading activity that teachers could use with students while waiting for their Field Day to begin, or after Field Day is over and everyone is trying to wind down.
"Thank you! Life-saver for our rained out field day!" -Feedback from Write from the Heart.

One buyer left the following feedback: "This was a perfect activity for the afternoon after our field day activities were over." 

6 comments:

  1. Hi Deb, I am unable to print the activities you created for this book! And they look great!!! Thanks...Kelly

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    1. I can't believe I did that again! Thank you for taking the time to tell me, Kelly. I fixed the settings, and you can now print the document!

      Deb

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  2. Love this book...thanks for the activities. Will definitely be using this next Friday, since our field day is only 1.5 hours but then no outside recess or PE the rest of the day while everyone else has theirs. :-(

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    1. I don't think I've ever heard of an arrangement like that! Good luck- by this time of the school year, it's all about survival, huh? :) Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  3. This is one of my favorite books! Thanks for the great activities to accompany it. Our field day is in two weeks... yikes, school really is almost over for the year!!!!

    Angela

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    1. It's now one of my new favorites, too! I just love all of the extra "hidden" gems in the illustrations! I'm glad you like the extra activities, too!

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