Video & Free Activities for the Book, Eraser

Are you looking for free classroom activities to use with the book Eraser by Anna Kang? Then keep reading to see my ideas, which include a video read aloud!

You can also download several free printables to use right alongside the book. These ideas and activities can be used for in-person or distance learning with preschoolers, kindergarteners, first graders, or second graders! They are also perfect for celebrating Read Across America Day!

And if you’d like to find additional lesson plans for K-1 like this one, be sure to check out and download my free reading activities for picture books.

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Free activities & video read aloud for the children's picture book, Eraser.

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!

Supplies for This Lesson Plan

Here’s a quick list of the materials I used for the lesson plan and activities that I describe below.

Recorded Read-Aloud Video

During the pandemic, many of us were distance learning, and couldn’t access our friendly neighborhood libraries. So I recorded Eraser for your students to watch and listen to. It’s still just as valuable today to use in your classrooms or for online learning!

Free printable activities to use with the book, Eraser by Anna Kang

Activities to Use With the Book, Eraser

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.

Printable definition posters for "Theme" and "Character Analysis."

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. I like using these to create a print-rich environment. And they help many of my students who need to see and read the definition to help them remember.

Describe the Theme worksheet for the book, Eraser.


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

A simple character analysis activity for kindergarten.

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.

Puns in the book, Eraser, by Anna Kang.

Figurative Language: Puns

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

Explore puns with these quote cards and worksheets for early elementary.

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

Quote poster that challenges students to think about the meaning of a quote.


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.

Print this story response foldable booklet!

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.

A directed drawing activity for the character, Eraser, from the children's book of the same name.

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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