Dr. Seuss books are great for beginning readers. The books grab the attention of kids as they listen, and the non-sense words make them giggle and enjoy reading. Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You is full of fun sounds and has been one of our favorite Dr. Seuss books for a while now. We had lots of fun with the book and these simple Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You activities.
Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You is full of sound words that are great for working on phonics skills. Not only that, but kids love to repeat the fun noises. The phrase “How about you?” is repeated several times in the book. When reading it aloud be sure to pause to give your child time to make each sound.
Activities for Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?
Once you finish reading the book together, head outdoors for a sound hunt.
Listen. Can you hear a dog barking? Are birds tweeting? What noises can you hear as cars drive by? Bring a small dry erase board or a notebook and have your child help sound out the spelling for each noise that you hear.
Then head indoors for this printable Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You activity.
Print out the activity on thick printer-friendly paper. You may want to laminate it if you plan on using it more than once.
Cut each sheet in half. Place them in a circle. Have your child walk around the circle until you say stop. Then they will read the card and make the sound it is asking for.
I have created two versions of the Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You game. One set includes just sounds from the book: moo, buzz, klopp klopp, boom, pop, and hoo hoo. This set would be perfect for preschoolers and early kindergartners who are just learning to sound out words using phonics.
The second set includes descriptions of the sounds. This set would be great for kindergartners and first graders to read and then make the sounds described.
You can get your own copy of the Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You printable activity here. For the simple version, print out pages 1-3. Pages 4-6 are the more difficult version. You can choose which one to use. Or, print out both and mix them together to use.
Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You is a great book for working on phonics skills with beginning readers, and these simple book activities make the book even more fun.
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