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It’s hard not to write this on every page, but I LOVE THIS STORY. This one is extra special.

This beautiful story about Miss Rumphius will teach your children to ask: How can I make the world more beautiful? It challenges all of us to go out and find a way to make the world more beautiful.

I hope these Miss Rumphius printables will enhance your readings of this timeless, beloved story.

Miss Rumphius Printable Activities

The Miss Rumphius printable pack includes these activities:

Making the World More Beautiful Mini-book
Alice’s grandfather told her that there was a third thing she must do. “You must do something to make the world more beautiful.” Discuss this with your student. Make a list of ways your student can make the world more beautiful, and help him complete one of those tasks this week.

Plant Observation Chart
Plant two seeds (of the same kind). Place one in the sunlight (window sill or outside if the weather is right); place the other in a dark spot (like a closet or room that doesn’t have a window). Check each plant every few days (make sure to keep them watered). Record your observations on the chart; write the date and draw what you see happening in your plant containers.

Seeds on the Move
Miss Rumphius was too sick one year to plant lupines, but they grew anyway! Does your student remember how this happened? She says that the birds and wind must’ve helped her out. Discuss how birds “sow” seeds. (This lesson includes more ways seeds spread and a seed spreading activity.)

Complete the How Do Seeds Travel? T-book

What Comes from Seeds?
Can your student match the seeds to their products? Use the mini books on the next several pages to do this. Try taking a nature walk and look for seeds (pinecones, acorns, nuts, flower seeds, etc.)! Look them up in a nature reference book when you get home. If the weather isn’t cooperating, try an in-home scavenger hunt for seeds. How many can your student find? (dry beans, grain of rice, peas, sunflower seeds; you could even eat a piece of fruit– orange, grapefruit, peach, etc. to find more seeds).

Flower Diagram Mini-book
Let your student color the flower parts.

Math Activity: Seeds for Sale
Use the flowers to plan your garden. Cut and paste the flowers to the garden squares. If you need to purchase one seed packet for each plot (each square), then how much will it cost you to plant your garden. Add up the total cost.

Math: Miss Rumphius Story Problems
Solve the word problems related to the details in the story, Miss Rumphius.

Social Studies: World Traveler
Miss Rumphius is a world traveler! What places would your student like to visit? Look at a globe together, research places around the world, and have your student draw four places to visit on mini-book.

Language Arts: Miss Rumphius Copywork
Copy the quote from Miss Rumphius.

Just for Fun: Lupines Coloring Page
Color the lupines.

How to Get Started with Your Miss Rumphius Printables

Follow these simple instructions to get started with the Miss Rumphius printables.

  1. Buy or borrow Miss Rumphius.
  2. Choose and prepare the printables you want to use with your student.
  3. Enjoy a week of reading and learning with Miss Rumphius.

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