When writing "How the Peacock Got Its Feathers", the authors desired for each individual to glean whatever theme or personal message speaks to him or her after reading the story.
Nevertheless, if parents or teachers decide to utilize the story for educational purposes, "How the Peacock Got Its Feathers" can be used to cover such themes as:
Actions & Consequences
Bullying/Taking a stand against
Caring for animals/each other
Cause & Effect
Kind words/Kind deeds
Science experiments with mixing colors
"See something, say something" (Bystander choices/actions)
Types of birds
Below you will find FREE downloadable book-related activities
ranging from early (easy) leveled readers to young adult.
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Supplemental activities to accompany lessons using "How the Peacock Got Its Feathers".
After reading and discussing the story, use the flashcards along with information
from the character bios page to explore characteristics of those featured in "How the Peacock Got Its Feathers",
then compare with knowledge and characteristics of the corresponding animals in real life.
The flashcard activity can be used to guide instruction on 'same', 'different', 'opposite' and other concepts. Additionally, the activity can lead to extended dialogue in understanding and appreciating unique differences of individuals of the same/similar groups. This particular objective can aid in reducing labels and move toward eliminating stereotypes.
Print multiple copies on cardstock to develop or enhance vocabulary or research, investigation and analysis skills.