Activities & Teacher Resources
Check back soon for more activities and resources, including a Reading Discussion Guide and Common Core-aligned math lessons to go with DOZENS OF DOUGHNUTS.
Reading Discussion & Activity Guide
Find pre- and post-reading discussion suggestions, activities, and a list of 'read-alike' companion books that pair well with Dozens of Doughnuts.
Design a Doughnut!
Research what a bear, woodchuck, skunk, or other animal likes to eat, then design a doughnut for that animal.
Think about what a friend or member of your family likes best and design a doughnut just for them!
If you want to, post your design and tag me on social media, or send an email with a picture of your doughnut to carriefinison at gmail [dot com]. I'd love to hear from you!
Count the Doughnuts
While you read the story, count and record how many doughnuts each character eats. Who ate the most? Who ate the least? One worksheet provides space for students to write a number sentence to express what happened in the story. The other (for younger students) allows space to draw the doughnuts and then count and write the total number.
Count the Doughnuts Interactive
This Google slide is set up to enable students drag and drop doughnuts from the story onto the plates of each character. (Use in Google Slides "Edit" mode, not in "Present" mode.)
Open Count the Doughnuts Interactive (will make a copy of the file)
A Note from the Author
This note to share with students poses some math questions about the story in rhyme.
Cut out these doughnut counters and use them for doughnut-related math activities or centers.
I've developed two kid-friendly recipes - one for doughnuts that are fried in a small amount of oil, and one for doughnut cookies that taste like farm-stand apple cider doughnuts. Take your pick! Click a recipe to access a file you can download.
Here's a link to my doughnut crafts Pinterest board with simple doughnut crafts for kids. For parents, teachers, librarians - anyone who wants an easy doughnut craft to do with kids to go with a reading DOZENS OF DOUGHNUTS.