Wednesday, April 3, 2013

FIAR ~ Night of the Moonjellies ...

A few weeks ago we enjoyed the book, Night of the Moonjellies. It is a sweet story about a boy who spends the summer with his grandma at the sea shore. She runs a hot dog stand. One day he finds a moonjelly and brings it to his grandmother. After a hard day of work at the stand, they spend the evening out on a boat releasing the moonjelly.

We really had fun with this book and did several activities. They are listed below:
  • Watched two Imax movies ~ Into the Deep and Tropical Coral Reefs
  • Used chalk pastels to create a picture of the ocean at night
  • Ran our own hot dog stand complete with hot dogs, French fries and milk shakes
  • Made a lapbook from
  • We dissected a frog, perch and a clam
  • Visited the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta
We loved seeing real moonjellies!

Tom Sawyer did not want to use the boat I cut out. He made his own.

Goldilocks loves to use pastels.

Little Red Riding Hood really wanted her moonjellies to stand out.

Blessings, Dawn


  1. Love all the activities. I bet the hot dog stand was cute. I have heard that the Atlanta Aquarium is very nice.

  2. Oh, I love this book!!! We are planning to do that when it gets a bit warmer so we can have an outdoor stand to sell our food. Loved reading about your time!

  3. I've never heard of this book. It sounds fantastic!! I love the activities that you did. Fun idea running a hot dog stand! Have a wonderful week!