Book reports are important for improving a child's writing skills and reading comprehension, and they also get the child familiar with the concept of a deadline. Generally, the hard part is getting children excited about doing book reports. A cereal box book report is one way to encourage enthusiasm.
Take the package of cereal out of the box and place it in a plastic container.
Cut out construction paper to fit each side of the box and glue it in place.
Create a cereal title for the front of the box that gives the readers an idea of what the book was about. For example, if you are doing a report on a boy who survived in the forest, you might title your cereal "Wilderness Crunch."
Draw a picture to show a scene from the book on the front of the cereal box under the title you choose.
Write "Ingredients" on one side of the cereal box, and list things that happened in your book -- period, setting, characters, problems and resolutions.
Write "Nutritional Information" on the other side of the box and list a percentage of the following things the person will get from the book: action; humor; history; drama; suspense; vocabulary; mystery;and education. For example, if your book was about an Indiana Jones type character, you might have "100 percent action, 40 percent humor, 10 percent drama, 100 percent suspense."
Write a slogan that fits your book on the top back of the cereal box. Think about something that sounds like it fits with cereal, such as Tony the Tiger's "They're GREAT."
Draw another scene from the book under that phrase.
Think of something that would have been useful to one of the characters in your book. For example, if your book was about a boy surviving in the forest, you might come up with a plastic knife and fork. Place this prize inside the cereal box.
Place your name on the bottom of the box.
Things You Will Need
- Cereal box
- Construction paper
- Colored markers
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