My Book Munchers read Make Way for Ducklings this month, and we had activities to go with our discussion:
1. Make a duck mask - These are very similar to the cat mask I used in the cat storytime, and the kids enjoyed decorating their ducks. The use of scissors and a hole punch helped them exercise their small motor control.
2. Draw a scene. I gave the kids papers and let them draw their favorite scene from the book.
3. Fishing for duckies. This was by far the most popular activity. I used string, a dowel, and a magnet to make a "fishing pole," then attached paper clips to duck cutouts and put them in a large bin to be the "pond." The kids spent more time at this activity than any other.
4. Real vs. pretend ducks. I have found that the homeschooling community is a wealth of resources for activities related to classic books, and this was no exception. I found a cut and paste handout containing pictures of real and pretend ducks, and I gave it to the kids so they could practice their scissor skills again and divide the ducks.