My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett

Since the Kindle version of My Father’s Dragon is currently FREE on Amazon (and a Kindle is NOT required to read it), I thought it would be fun to find some activities to use with the book.



Activities and Literature Units

Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls has an easy-to-use literature unit featuring a variety of activities.

Get more fun activities chapter-by-chapter from A Good Tired.

Turn a paper grocery bag into a backpack.

Create a fire-breathing dragon.

Make Tangerine Sorbet!  (We plan to buy tangerine juice for this activity.)

Listen to the audiobook version of My Father’s Dragon here.



Worksheets, Games, and Printables

First Grade Schoolhouse offers free worksheets.

Print a dragon mask.

Homeschool Share has a great lapbook to use with the book!

Design a sight word game to use with the book using this example.  Use instructions similar to this game to create your game.




Library Book Suggestions/Further Reading

If you enjoyed reading My Father’s Dragon, be sure to check out the other two books in the series:

Elmer and the Dragon

The Dragons of Blueland 

Another classic story about a dragon is Saint George and the Dragon

If you just want to know more about the history of dragons and their use in literature, read more here.




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