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The Epic Adventures of Huggie and Stick Activities

The Epic Adventures of Huggie and Stick activities can be used in your classroom or at home for children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade….

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The Epic Adventures of Huggie and Stick activities can be used in your classroom or at home for children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade. It’s perfect for distance learning instruction, and helpful for teachers and parents, too. A video lesson and free printables are included.

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The Epic Adventures of Huggie and Stick activities can be used in your classroom or at home. A video lesson taught be a K-5 certified teacher is included, along with free printable activities. It’s perfect for distance learning instruction. It’s helpful for parents as teachers, too!  #parentsasteachers #freeprintables #drewdaywalt #videolesson #ELA #pointofview #distancelearning #preschool #kindergarten #firstgrade #secondgrade #babblingabby babblingabby.net

Video ELA Lesson

This is an entire lesson taught using the story, The Epic Adventures of Huggie and Stick! Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEVTKMkdp3s

The Epic Adventures of Huggie and Stick

If you love The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors or The Day the Crayons Quit, you will LOVE The Epic Adventures of Huggie and Stick by Drew Daywalt. This story – told entirely in diary entries – tells the tale of two (kind of) friends, Huggie and Stick. They journey across the globe after falling out of their owner’s backpack. Together, they endure misadventure after misadventure, until ultimately returning to their owner.

Point of View

Huggie and Stick interpret their adventure very differently. Huggie’s pessimistic perspective is a stark contrast to Stick’s eternal optimism. Children will love their hilarious diary entries and how different the characters’ points of view are.

After reading the story, students can pretend that they joined the duo on their adventures. Then, they can write from their personal point of view. In the picture below, I share some guiding questions for helping guide their writing.

Retell

Alternatively, students can retell the story from the point of view of the character of their choice.

Character Traits

Another skill to incorporate into a lesson using this book is character traits. Because Huggie and Stick are so different from one another, students will easily be able to distinguish their contrasting personalities and traits.

Extending the Lesson

To extend this lesson, students can choose one of two ‘backpacks’ to create.

  • Option One: Choose 2 items you would take with you on an epic adventure; draw them; explain why you chose them
  • Option Two: Tell what you think happens after the story ends (the ending is a bit of a cliffhanger!)

Directed Drawing

I love incorporating art into lessons. It’s great for SO many reasons:

  • Initiates creativity
  • Fine motor development
  • Relaxation and enjoyment in the process
  • Encourages following directions and listening
  • Aids hand-eye coordination
  • Fine tunes visual-spatial acuity

You can use this directed drawing tied into any of the activities shared above or just do it for the sake of drawing. Either option is fine πŸ™‚ I’ve included a video tutorial for how to draw Huggie. My seven-year-old niece demo’d it for me, and did such an amazing job!

Click to watch the video tutorial below OR view it on Youtube HERE!

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I hope this post was helpful in sharing The Epic Adventures of Huggie and Stick activities! If you do something at home or in your classroom, I’d love to see! Be sure to tag me on Instagram @babblingabby!

Other Video Lessons

I’ve had the privilege of sharing two other ELA lessons live! Click either of the graphics below to see these video lessons and download the free resources!

Tune in for a video lesson use at home or with your students during this time of distance learning. Abby uses The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywalt and Adam Rex to teach about problem and solution. She shares several free printable that you can download directly from her site. Useful for grades kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade. #kindergarten #preschool #distancelearning #NTI #homeschool #freeprintables #reading #readloud #videolesson #free #printables #babblingabby babblingabby.net
This post shares a Potato Pants lesson plan to use with the book by Laurie Keller. It includes free printables for teaching lesson and summarizing. Additionally, there is a video lesson included where Abby reads the book aloud to students and interacts with them virtually. #kindergarten #preschool #first grade #second grade #homeschool #freeprintables #freeprintables #babblingabby babblingabby.net

Download the free printables

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9 comments

  1. Thank you SO much for all of your amazing lessons! They have been so helpful to send to families during distance learning! Is there a link that I can share with families for the video that goes with the directed drawing of Huggie? I watched your awesome video, but couldn’t find a link to share. Thanks so much!!

    1. Hey! I’m going to get it transferred over to youtube, so I can provide you with a link! I’ll try to get it up there this afternoon!

      1. Yay!! That would be so awesome! Thank you so much for doing that! My kiddos are going to LOVE it!! πŸ™‚

  2. This is a fantastic lesson for point of view. So I’m making sure we have permission to share this entire video as a lesson for our 2nd grade class? Is there a video of you just reading the book? I don’t have that book at home and I love the way you read it. Thanks so much!!!

    1. Hey, Laurie! Yes, you have permission to share! You can use the YouTube link to share with your class, and tell them what time to stop at if you don’t want the end of the lesson πŸ™‚

  3. HI ABBY!!
    I have been trying to download Huggie & Stick well, subscribing to you wonderful ideas, but for some reason I am not getting the emails? Any chance you could help, I am super excited to do this read aloud and just got the book today. The screen keeps turning gray???

    1. Hey! Do you happen to have a pop-up blocker by chance? It’s so hard to trouble shoot email difficulties! You could also try another email address to see if that works, or an alternate browser! Keep me posted!

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