Learning from a book does not end when you close the book. Instead, you can expand the learning into all facets of a child’s life. Here, we provide some ideas and resources that will help you further the conversation about the book.
Some of the resources you’ll find available for free download include the following:
- Matching game cards
- Coloring sheets
- Book discussion guides
- Word games
- Seek and find
Because early readers wildly vary in reading skills, from reading with assistance from others to being completely independent, choose the resources that work best for your children. Remember that fun learning makes an impression and will help children retain key concepts.
All downloads are free for personal use or inside the classroom but may not be published or reproduced elsewhere. (Many thanks for understanding!)
Puppy Paws Matching Cards
Have fun playing a classic matching game, Rocco style! Download this 8.5” by 11” sheet, print on a color printer, and cut or tear the “matching cards” on the provided dotted lines. Turn the cards facing down, and let kids match up the correct style and color of puppy paws. Whoever makes the most matches wins the game! This game is fun for all children, even if they can’t read independently just yet.
Rocco Rides the School Bus Coloring Page
Download and print this fun coloring page as many times as you want!
Rocco Rides the School Bus Word Search
You will have fun finding sixteen words from Rocco Rides the School Bus in this word search puzzle. Print out the pdf and circle the words. They go up and down, sideways, and even vertically. An answer key is included on a separate download, in case you get stuck!