APT. 3 by Ezra Jack Keats. Macmillan,
the harmonica as a musical instrument.
Harptown: the Virtual Harmonica Museum
Jack's Harmonica Country
how many different types of housing there are in the United
States. (Apartments, modular homes, travel trailers, boats,
condominiums, row houses, single homes, etc.)
Make a Village
do blind people accomplish daily living tasks like dressing,
cooking, shopping, walking, etc.?
Questions From Kids about Blindness
All about Braille
CACTUS by Ezra Jack Keats; Viking, 1982.
by Ezra Jack Keats; Macmillan, 1974.
book features some excellent examples of marbleized papers.
Marbleizing is a technique perfected by Keats and used in
a number of his books like John Henry, Maggie and the Pirate,
and In a Spring Garden. Keats demonstrated his marbleizing
technique in the video, "Ezra Jack Keats." Have students
view this video in preparation for making their own marbleized
Denise Fleming's Papermaking Instructions
the instructions provided, have students make marbleized
paper. This requires them to measure the amounts of oil
paint and water, and to determine the best ratio of colors.
This paper can be used as a part of other artwork, for wrapping
gifts, or for bookbinding.
Recipe for Marbleized Paper
students make a paper mouse like Roberto made in school.
These can be made from construction paper. Require an exact
size so they will have to use rulers to measure.
Animal Activities - coloring and crafts
about the science of shadows. Using a blank screen and a
large flashlight, have students make shadows on the screen.
Increase and decrease the distance between the light and
the screen to change the size of the shadow. To duplicate
the shadow that scared away the dog in the book, stand on
a ladder and drop a paper mouse between the light and the
THE PARK: AN EXCURSION IN FOUR LANGUAGES by Esther Hautzig,
ill. by Ezra Jack Keats; Macmillan, 1968.
CAT! by Ezra Jack Keats; Macmillan, 1970.
a veternarian or a humane society representative speak to
the class about the problems of stray dogs and cats.
National Association for Humane and Environmental Education
"Mister Big Face" paper bag masks using brown grocery bags.
This can combine art with measurement and shapes.
Making a mask
HAT by Ezra Jack Keats; Harper & Row, 1966.
DOG IS LOST! by Ezra Jack Keats and Pat Cherr, illustrated
by Ezra Jack Keats. Crowell, 1960.
SHOW! by Ezra Jack Keats; Macmillan, 1972.
how many different children appear in this book. How many
are boys? How many girls? How many times does each child
appear in the whole book? How many adults are in the book?
Are the children who appear in this book in any other books
by Ezra Jack Keats?
many animals are in the pet show? What are they called?
Can you think of any other animals that are kept as pets?
Care for Pets
CHAIR by Ezra Jack Keats; HarperCollins, 1967.
TO THE MAN IN THE MOON by Ezra Jack Keats; Four Winds,
SNOWY DAY by Ezra Jack Keats; Viking, 1962.