My middle son, Isaac, loved The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Grey Bridge when he was younger. We would read this book over and over again. This weekend, I’m actually reading it for the first time to my 4 year-old nephew while he’s visiting me. I can’t wait!
This sweet story has many teaching points in it. Little ones can learn about New York or about rivers. They’ll enjoy learning more about bridges and lighthouses. You can talk to your littles about being proud and boastful. Best of all, you can remind them that great things come in small packages.
The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Grey Bridge
After reading The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Grey Bridge with your little ones and completing some of the activity pages below, choose one or more of these fun activities to bring the story to life.
- Create a lighthouse tablescape.
- Watch a short video clip about the real red lighthouse.
- Here’s a lighthouse paper craft.
- Cupcake liner lighthouse craft
- Here’s a fun “how to build a simple paper bridge” experiment.
- Here are four bridges you can build and test with preschoolers.
- Gumdrop bridge building activities
- 18 boat crafts for kids
Snacks and Treats
These snacks and treats are super fun and go perfectly this book.
The Little Red Lighthouse Go-Alongs
This is a great printable learning pack to use when you read The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Grey Bridge with your little ones. Inside this fun printable for grades K-2, you’ll find the following activities:
- Counting puzzles
- ABC order
- Write about…
- and more!
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More Little Red Lighthouse Fun
Don’t forget to enjoy the other read-alouds featured in my 31-day series.
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