The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf is a great book to use when teaching about being true to yourself and doing what you love. This activity pack contains book companion activities to go along with the story.
Ferdinand was not like the other bulls. Instead of fighting in bullfights like the other bulls, Ferdinand preferred to sit quietly and smell the flowers.
One day as Ferdinand was sitting in the meadow, he was stung by a bee. This made Ferdinand jump up, snort, and paw at the ground.
Some men who were looking for bulls to fight saw Ferdinand acting wildly, and thought he would be perfect for their bullfights in Madrid.
Everyone at the bullfight thought that Ferdinand would be the fiercest bull in the ring. But when they brought Ferdinand out, he just sat down quietly in the ring and enjoyed smelling the flowers in the ladies' hair. So they took Ferdinand back home, where he continued to do what made him happy...sit quietly under his favorite tree, smelling the flowers.
This book study unit is packed with literacy companion activities to go with The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf. It's aligned to ELA learning standards in Kindergarten and First Grade.