Eraser Activities and Video Read Aloud

Join me for an Eraser activities and video read aloud! This post not only includes a video read-aloud for Eraser by Anna Kang, but also several free printables to use right alongside the book. You can use these ideas and activities for distance learning with preschoolers, kindergarteners, first graders, or second graders! #kindergarten

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Join Abby Mullins for an Eraser video read aloud and activities! This post not only includes a video read-aloud, but also several free printables to use right alongside the book. You can use these ideas and activities for distance learning with preschoolers, kindergarteners, first graders, or second graders! #kindergarten #firstgrade #preschool #sightword #wordwork #activities #free #printables #distancelearning #NTI #homeschool #babblingabby

Eraser by Anna Kang

Eraser tells the story of the main character by the same name who struggles with her role as a school supply. While other tools seem to be helpful, she can’t help but feel like she’s pointless and only used for mistakes. It takes running into some complimentary first drafts to realize how important mistakes actually are!

You can purchase Eraser HERE or by clicking the book cover below!


Recorded Video Read-Aloud

Since many of us are distance learning right now, and can’t access our friendly neighborhood libraries, I’ve recorded Eraser for your students to watch and listen to.

Eraser Activities

There are so many different ways to use this story! I would use it to teach theme, figurative language, and an introductory lesson on character analysis. All printable activities found within this post are complimentary downloads.

Definition Posters

Included in this set of free activities to use with the story, Eraser, are definition posters that you can use as reference before, during, and after the lesson.


There are so many great themes that can be pulled from the story, Eraser. It’s hard to choose just one! It addresses self-esteen and self-acceptance, in addition to cooperation and the value in mistakes. You can share all with your students, have them identify what they think the most important theme is, or focus on one.

Character Analysis

Character analysis can be fairly in-depth, but there is certainly a way to adapt it for students in elementary school. For the purpose of this story, I chose to focus on the way the main character, Eraser, changed from the beginning to the end of the book.

Figurative Language: Puns

There are some GREAT puns to point out while you’re reading Eraser. Definitely use this built-in opportunity to share define pun with your class or child.

Then, re-read the book and find them! Explain why the line is “punny!” You’ll probably need to explain why substituting ‘punny’ for ‘funny’ is also a play on words!


Lastly, have your child or class explain the quote from the story, “Mistakes make us great!” Eraser has an epiphany and realizes she’s actually a VERY useful tool and that mistakes are what turn into eventual success with determination and perseverance.

All-in-One Story Response Foldable

To save paper, I created a combination of all the previous activities as a double-sided foldable. Simply print 2-sided and your students will have a story response booklet.

Directed Drawing

I have always loved drawing and incorporating artistic opportunities into my lessons. This directed drawing will take your students step-by-step through creating Eraser.

More ELA Video Lessons

I’ve created several video lessons to help during this time of non-traditional instruction and distance learning. You can check them out below!

Need some fun review games for your preschooler or kindergartener? Check out this post that has five free printable games to use for math and reading activities. Practice uppercase and lowercase letter recognition, recognizing number to 30, subitizing, letter sounds and memory! All FREE to use with kids ages 6 and under for in school, home school, or distance learning. #free #printables #math #ELA #reading #alphabet #memory #letterrecognition #bingo #games #educationalgames #babblingabby

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Abby is a former kindergarten and first grade teacher who channels her passion for education into creating engaging activities and resources for the kindergarten and first grade classroom. When not dreaming up or working on her next project, you’ll find her enjoying her family – most likely in her minivan on the way to a soccer field.


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