Monday, April 1, 2013

Kevin Henkes Author Study

We have had the best time with our author study on Kevin Henkes. The kids have LOVED all the characters, but I think their favorite has to be Lilly. Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse has become a favorite read in the independent/buddy reading center. I decided to come up with a little craft for this story when I stumbled upon this adorable character map from Sarah Cooley. I decided to totally copy it word for word recreate it. Here's how it turned out:

 We made these little purses to go around the character map. You can find the patterns here (freebie!!)

Since we had a few extra minutes before car riders this afternoon, we decided to learn how to draw Lilly. We did this with the pigeon during our Mo Williems author study and it was a hit. I was a little worried that Lilly would be too hard to recreate and the kids might get frustrated, but they did such a great job! :) Love!

Don't forget to download your copy of the purse patterns for your Lilly book study!! 


  1. Very cute! I want to do that with my class too!

  2. This looks great! We started our author study on Kevin Henkes today and we of course had to start with "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse". My all time fav! Thanks for the purse freebie! my kids will love it. We learned about Marc Brown the past 2 weeks and we learned how to draw Arthur. They of course asked if we were going to learn to draw Lilly! Ha! How can I deny them? I'm sure we will take a swing at it!

    Flying High in First Grade

  3. TOO CUTE!! I LOVE your work!! I'm planning on doing a Kevin Henkes author study this month so this will definitely come in handy!! Thanks so much!

    Our Sweet Success

  4. We love Kevin Henkes in my class, too! Learning how to draw book characters is a great idea to engage the kiddos! :) Thanks for the freebie!

    Kindergarten Kel

  5. I like my child developin in creative way. Thus, I allow him sometimes dedicate more time to such activities than to the home assignments. Sometimes, we are assisted by homework help online services.

  6. These purses are so cute! Thanks for sharing!
    And, I totally copy other's cute charts too :)

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