The Napping House Extension Activities

  • Extension Activities

    The Napping House Vocabulary

    This is a video where some of the vocabulary from the Napping House is explained by our ASL Storyteller.
    Length of Video: 2:51

    For Use:
     As you introduce vocabulary from the story to your students.
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    The Napping House Multiple Meaning Words

    This is a video in which some of the words that have multiple meanings are explained by our ASL Storyteller.
    Length of Video: 2:58

    For Use:
     As you introduce some of the vocabulary with multiple meanings to your students. Can be used as introductory, or used after the story has been read a few times.
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    Activities:

    Writing Practice
    Writing Practice

    This is a worksheet that is used to help students practice writing words that are used in The Napping House. Print out enough copies for students to use individually, or display the document on a smart or white board, and have students take turns coming up to practice writing on the boards.

    Length of Activity:
     10 minutes


    Character Box
    squares on a paper to fold into a box

    This activity is intended to be used as a way for students to keep track of and study characters in the study. The box can be used in a variety of ways. One way it can be used is to follow the characters that have been typed onto the boxes and add a different character as students come across them in the story. After the box is completed, have students use the box to identify characters and follow along as the story is read.

    Length of Activity:
     30 minutes



    Color By Number
    lined shapes of characters in the story

    This activity is intended to be used for students to use information and characters from the story as well as working on their fine motor skills through coloring. Students will also use number and color recognition to follow the instructions to know which color to use for each character.

    This activity was found on the Making Learning Fun website.

    Length of Activity: 20 minutes


    Coloring Page
    coloring page with the letter N on it

    This is a simple coloring page that uses letters and characters from the story for students to continue to become familiar with letter and word recognition as they read the story.
    This activity was found on the Making Learning Fun website.

    Length of Activity: 20 minutes


    Dot to Dot
    people and animals on a bed to color

    This is a page that helps students work on their number ordering. They will connect the dots by following the order of the numbers listed to complete a picture. When they are done with the lines, they can color the entire page.

    This activity was found on the Making Learning Fun website.

    Length of Activity:
     20 minutes


    Letter Tiles
    squares with letters inside them

    This activity can be used in a variety of ways. Students can cut apart the tiles for each word and practice spelling them by manipulating the tiles. They can also cut out the tiles and glue them onto another piece of paper. In this activity, there are 4 pages.

    This activity was found on the Making Learning Fun website

    Length of Activity: 30 minutes


    Comprehension Lesson Plan
    boxes with pictures of characters from the story

    This is reading comprehension lesson plan and activity to be used while reading The Napping House. It is designed to help students recognize words and characters from the story, as well as help in ordering various characters as they are introduced in the story.

    This activity was found on the Teachers Pay Teachers website.

    Length of Activity:
     45 minutes


    Napping House Sequencing Powerpoint

    This is a powerpoint that was developed to be used as a white board or smart board activity, but it can also be used by printing it out and giving students hard copies. The idea is to use this after students have read the story multiple times and as a group, walk through the characters and how they come into the story, while practicing writing the character's on the activity sheet, or white board.

    This activity was created by Ally Roberts who is a Kindergarten teacher at the Texas School for the Deaf.

    Length of Activity:
     30 minutes