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Free Activities for Raisykinder Books

At this website, parents and teachers can upload free activity sheets that children can do to extend the story into Art, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Discussion Questions and Answers: Story and Illustrations.

Tofu Ling origami sailboat

Below are the subject headings: Art, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Discussion Questions and Answers: Story and Illustrations, and Music. Below the headings is a list of activities with a brief description of the activity. The activities correlate to the different books in the Raisykinder Publishing collection. Click on the individual title of the activity that interests you and you will be directed to a pdf file of that activity. You can print or save the activity to your computer. New activity sheets are added as the books are released for purchase. If you have enjoyed the activity and do not have the coordinating book, please consider purchasing it. Your book purchase helps to guarantee the continued release of new and free activities.

Please note: Due to the wide range of our listening and reading audience (toddlers to fifth grade), we will attempt to provide activities that most can do with or without parental or teacher support. If the activity requires writing and the child is not able to write then an adult can record the child's response. Our goal is for the child to enjoy the story and extend literature into the different disciplines. Have fun and enjoy the activities.

Click on the individual title of the activity below to access the Free Activity PDFs.

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Art

Instant Picture Finder

You can make instant pictures by framing scenery we see with our eyes. To have some fun with this, you will make some paper picture framers. Click for detailed instructions. Books: Tofu Ling, Tofu Ling and the Angel

Artist's Eyes: Origami Swan

Tofu Ling uses his imagination to discover the world around him. As artists we discover our world through our eyes and by our senses. We can use our imagination to capture all that we experience. By creasing an origami swan, we use our fingers to transform a sheet of paper ito a graceful swan. Click for detailed instructions. Books: Tofu Ling, Tofu Ling and the Angel

More Fun with Fish, Fish, Fish!

Fish Prints: There is a form of art in which fish are painted, or rolled with ink. This activity provides a step by step instructions to create a fish print. Glue Prints: Using school glue to trace an outline shape with some detail to create a print. Sponge Prints: This print uses cut pieces of sponge to create a print. Indented Line Prints: By using a clean meat tray and a stylus or ball point pen, you can create a block print. Found Art Print: Using objects that you will find, you will create an interesting picture. Fish Mobile and Fish on a Stick: Click for detailed instructions of all these activities. Book: Tofu Ling and the Carp Banner

Border Art

Throughout the Tofu Ling Book Series border art is used. Click for detailed step by step instructions on how to create border art. Books: The Tofu Ling Book Series

Art From the Heart: Decorated Box and Memory Flip Book

Special Decorated Box: Create a special decorated box for treasures or memories. Memory Flip Book: Create a flip book of memories with these step by step instructions. Click for detailed instructions. Books: Tofu Ling, Tofu Ling and the Angel

Optical Illusions and Hidden Art

Sometimes our eyes fool us and we discover optical illusions. This is a worksheet on optical illusions. Books: Tofu Ling Sets Sail, Tofu Ling and the Angel, Tofu Ling

Making a Carp Banner

Using the printed carp, children will color and assembly the carp banner. Worksheet with Instructions. Book: Tofu Ling and the Carp Banner

Language Arts

Creative Writing: Words Take Shape

Children will see an image from the book and then by using descriptive sensory words they will fill-in the outline shape. Suggestions of descriptive sensory words are provided. Worksheet. Books: Tofu Ling, Tofu Ling Sets Sail

Cinquain Poetry

Cinquain Poetry is a five-line poem that describes a certain subject. Using the pattern and instructions, children will create a Cinquain poem. Worksheet. Books: All Books

Tofu Ling and the Carp Banner Crossword Puzzle

Read the clues and complete the puzzle. Answers for the crossword puzzle are included. Worksheet. Book: Tofu Ling and the Carp Banner

Create a Map and Write a Story

Children will create a map and then, using the map as their guide to create a story. Worksheet. Books: All books

Characters Welcome

The characters in your story can be human, animal, plant, imaginary, and even inanimate objects. Using the worksheet, children will learn to create and bring their character to life. Worksheet. Books: All books

Brainstorming Story Ideas

Using the story "sparkler", children will practice brainstorming for story ideas and development. Worksheet. Books: All books

Social Studies

Learning to Use a Grid

Children will learn how to read and create a grid. Worksheet. Books: All books.

Passport to Japan

Children will create travel documentation, research specific information about Japan, chart their imaginary course of travel using a map of Japan, investigate flight schedules, create an itinerary, create a postcard, convert currency while shopping for souvenirs, and create a story about their travels. Worksheet: Booklet. Books:

Absolute and Relative Location

Tofu Ling travels to visit his Uncle Hiroshi in the Pacific Northwest. Children will read information on absolute and relative location, latitude and longitude lines, and answer questions. Worksheets. Book: Tofu Ling Sets Sail

Civic Responsibility

Civic Responsibility is an opportunity for everyone to make their community a better place. After reading the selection, children will answer questions about civic responsibility and plan a volunteer project for the school or community. Worksheets. Books: All books

Calculating Distance Using a Map

Tofu Ling and his cousin Kenji set sail in the Pacific Northwest. Using the map provided with scale, calculate the distances the sailed while onboard their boat, "Friendship." Worksheets. Books: Tofu Ling Sets Sail


Math

Counting, Adding, and Subtracting the Tofu Ling Family

Children will see a page from the story and will solve math problems using the illustration as a guide. Worksheet. Book: Tofu Ling

Kanji Math Activity

Using Japanese Kanji numbers, children will add and subtract. Worksheet Books: Tofu Ling Book Series

Calculating Distance Using a Map

Tofu Ling and his cousin Kenji set sail in the Pacific Northwest. Using the map provided with scale, calculate the distances the sailed while onboard their boat, "Friendship." Worksheets. Books: Tofu Ling Sets Sail

Counting in Japanese

Print the flash cards with the numbers on one side and the Japanese words for the numbers on the other side. Once students master the Japanese words, you can practice adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing in Japanese. A pronunciation guide is included. Flash Cards and detailed instructions. Books: Tofu Ling Book Series


Science

Growing and Gathering Seeds

The Tofu Ling family gathered seeds for their winter food. Children will grow grass seed and record the grass growing. Worksheet. Books: Tofu Ling

Pinwheel

Tofu's carp banner blew in the wind. Make a pinwheel to watch it spin as the wind blows through it. Learn how to change the direction of the spin of the pinwheel. Worksheet and Instructions. Books:

Rainbows: Light Refraction

At the beginning of the story, Tofu Ling and the Angel, the approaching holiday season is described as a "rainbow of celebrations" and the illustrator has carried this theme throughout the story. To learn about rainbows and how the white light of the sun separates into the bands of color in a rainbow, the children will study and experiment with light refraction or bending. Worksheets. Book: Tofu Ling and the Angel

Tidal Charts

Using the tidal charts, children will record information gathered about tidal changes in a city and state for five days. After recording the tidal changes, they will answer questions about their data. Worksheets Book: Tofu Ling Sets Sail


Music

Tofu Ling Sets Sail Song

Music and words to the song, Tofu Ling Sets Sail. Books: Tofu Ling Sets Sail

Koinobori Song

The pdf file contains the contains the music, English words, and Japanese words to the Koinobori song. There are links to hear the song and see the celebration. Books: Tofu Ling and the Carp Banner


Story and Illustrations Questions and Answers

Tofu Ling Story Q and A

Tofu Ling Illustrations Q and A

Tofu Ling and the Carp Banner Story Q and A

Tofu Ling and the Carp Banner Illustrations Q and A

Tofu Ling and the Angel Story Q and A

Tofu Ling and the Angel Illustrations Q and A

Tofu Ling Sets Sail Story Q and A

Tofu Ling Sets Sail Illustrations Q and A

The Chronicles of Princess Naughty: Dancing Princesses Story Q and A

The Chronicles of Princess Naughty: Dancing Princesses Illustrations Q and A

The Chronicles of Princess Naughty: Explorers' Club Story Q and A

The Chronicles of Princess Naughty: Explorers' Club Illustrations Q and A

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