Draw and Write Together: Tool Riddles

  • chart paper
  • marker
  • Tap Tap Bang Bang (book)
  • toy tools

MA Standards:

English Language Arts/Writing/W.PK.MA.2 Use a combination of dictating and drawing to explain information about a topic.

Head Start Outcomes:

Language Development/Expressive Language Uses language to express ideas and needs.
Literacy Knowledge/Early Writing Recognizes that writing is a way of communicating for a variety of purposes, such as giving information, sharing stories, or giving an opinion.

PreK Learning Guidelines:

English Language Arts/Composition 16 Use their own words or illustrations to describe their experiences, tell imaginative stories, or communicate information about a topic of interest.

Draw and Write Together: Tool Riddles

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ELA Focus Skills: Concepts of Print, Listening and Speaking, Vocabulary

Educator Prep: Write the riddle on a large sheet of chart paper and display for children.

Have children work together to make tool riddles. Hold up Tap Tap Bang Bang. Explain to children that you are going to say a riddle and you want them to guess the tool.

It is small.
It is has a flat top
And a sharp point.
You hammer it.
What is it?

Help children create their own riddles about different tools. Have each child hold up a tool from the toy tools. Ask them to describe the tool. Use their description to create a riddle. Write children’s riddles on the same chart. Display the riddles so parents and caregivers can read them when they visit the room.

English Language Learners: If English language learners have trouble putting their ideas into words, let them pantomime; then you can explain what words to use.

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