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Sylvester can’t believe his luck when he finds a magic pebble that can make wishes come true. But when a lion jumps out at him on his way home, Sylvester is shocked into making a wish that has unexpected consequences. After overcoming a series of obstacles, Sylvester is eventually reunited with his loving family.

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This book presents so many wonderful lessons to learn: neighbors, donkeys, feelings, weather, animal babies, rocks, and more! Grab our free Sylvester and the Magic Pebble unit study to get started.

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Sylvester and the Magic Pebble Unit Study Lessons

This unit study includes lessons and activities based on the book Sylvester and the Magic Pebble.

Here is a sample of the lessons found in this Sylvester and the Magic Pebble unit study:

Being a Good Neighbor
What does the Bible say about being a good neighbor? Read Luke 10:2-37 to your child, Jesus’ parable about the traveler. He tells us that a neighbor is a person of compassion, helpfulness, and thoughtful care, not just someone you live close to. Ask your child to brainstorm how he might be a good neighbor.

Neighborhoods and Community Helpers
Sylvester and his family live in a neighborhood on Acorn Road in the town of Oatsdale. A neighborhood is a group of people living within a certain range. Familiarize your children with your neighborhood. Do they know their street and town names? Take a walk or a drive around your neighborhood, with children noting street signs, pointing out familiar sights, and soaking in the surroundings.

Show them where the police station and firehouse are, explaining to them how they are community helpers. Maybe they would like to try their hand at making a map of the neighborhood.

Sometimes your neighbors can be community helpers too. Does your child remember who tried to help Sylvester’s parents find Sylvester? All of the neighborhood dogs went looking for him.

Reminisce about a time that you or your child may have been community helpers. Maybe you helped to find a runaway dog, or picked up trash along the street. Maybe you helped the people
of your neighborhood in a time of natural disaster. Share these adventures with your children.

Animals in Winter
As the weather was growing colder Sylvester went into a deep sleep. This deep sleep during the wintertime is called hibernation. While donkeys (or rocks!) don’t usually hibernate, there are many animals that do.

Can your child think of any animals that hibernate? Bears, groundhogs, and bats are among those animals that will sleep all winter. Other animals, such as birds and butterflies, will migrate to warmer areas during winter, where food and shelter is more plentiful.
And others will store up food and stay inside their cozy homes when the weather turns cold.

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How to Get Started with the Sylvester and the Magic Pebble Unit Study

Follow these simple instructions to get started with the Sylvester and the Magic Pebble unit study.

  1. Buy a copy of the book, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, or grab one from your local library.
  2. Print the Sylvester and the Magic Pebble unit study.
  3. Choose the lessons you want to use with your student (a highlighter works great for this).
  4. Enjoy a week of book-based learning with your student.

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