Imagination Library Activity for Big Brother, Little Brother

Dolly Parton’s Imagination LibraryBOOK TITLE: Big Brother, Little Brother
AUTHOR: Marci Curtis

SUMMARY OF BOOK: This book is about the different things brothers do. Download this Activity Sheet in PDF.

BEFORE READING

Ask questions and use what the child already knows to add to the discussion, assisting the child in understanding and enjoying the book.

  1. What are some of the things that you and your brother/sister do? (If the child does not have a sibling, ask about things he or she does with another family member.)
  2. Are you a big brother/sister or a little brother/sister? (Again, if the child does not have siblings, ask about other family members — “Are you my son or daughter?” “Are you a cousin?”

DURING READING

  1. “Do you know what it means to ‘munch’?” If not, explain that munching is a type of chewing.
  2. Have you ever: washed dishes, had a race, played baseball, helped your brother/sister/friend when they were hurt or sad, tied your shoes?
  3. Do you know what the word “bulge” means? If not, explain the meaning.

AFTER READING

  1. If you have a photo album or photos of you with your siblings, show them to your child and tell him/her what was going on when the picture was taken.
  2. If there are pictures of the child with siblings, show them to the child and talk about what was going on when the picture was taken. If the child remembers when the picture was taken, s/he can talk about that time.
  3. If the child has a sibling, have the children do some of the activities that were in the book: go outside and have a race, stand in front of the mirror and make muscles, or pretend to have super powers.

Compliments of: Rasmuson Foundation
Created by: Students at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and used by permission of the United Way of Greater Chattanooga.