A Comprehension Matching Game: The Spiffiest Giant in Town

The kids and I have been checking out books written by Julia Donaldson as part of this month’s Virtual Book Club for Kids blog hop event.  Yesterday I posted an activity to go along with Charlie Cook’s Favorite Book.  Today I’d like to share a matching game I created to go along with The Spiffiest Giant in Town.

The Spiffiest Giant in Town matching game

In the book the Giant buys a new spiffy wardrobe but as he passes animal friends in need to gives pieces of his clothes away.  I was curious if my daughter, who’s almost 4, would be able to recall which items the Giant gave to whom.  So I copied a few of the pages in the book.

copied pagesAnd then I cut out some of the images …

the giant's spiffy clothes   disheartened animals

I spread out the pictures on the table … with the Spiffy Giant clothes on one side and the animals on the other.  I also included a yellow crown and the Giant at the end of the book (in his gown).

a comprehension matching game

Then I asked my daughter if she wanted to play a game where she matched up which pieces of spiffy clothes did the Giant give to what animal.

all matched up!She did a great job!

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Laura Hutchison

Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.

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  1. Claire Baker

    I love your ‘Spifiest Giant in Town’ game that you used with your 4 year old. I would like to have a go at it- could you possibly send me the matching pictures? Many thanks!

  2. Laura Hutchison

    I just made them myself from copying the pictures in the book – so I can’t share them since they are copyrighted.

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