Animal Noun Book

Create an original classroom book! Each student will create his own page in this fantastic display of language arts and science learning!

  • 1.

    Instruct each student to write a sentence with their favorite animal as the subject.

  • 2.

    Fold the bottom of a piece of Crayola® Giant Marker and Watercolor Pad paper to create a square. Create enough of these folded papers for your entire class.

  • 3.

    Provide students with Crayola® Colored Pencils and one sheet of the folded paper.

  • 4.

    Ask the students to write their sentence on the folded portion of the paper.

  • 5.

    Invite the students to draw a picture that represents their sentence using the colored pencils.

  • 6.

    Once each student’s piece is complete, ask small groups of students to collaborate in creating front and back covers for the book.

  • 7.

    Punch four holes carefully through all the papers so they line up evenly along the edges.

  • 8.

    To create the “binding,” put the ends of a rubber band through the two top holes. Slide a colored pencil through the loops. Repeat on the bottom two holes.

  • 9.

    Once the students’ work is complete, invite parents in for a reading of the book. Ask each child to read their sentence aloud.


  • LA: Write narratives in which they recount a well elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
  • LA: With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
  • LA: Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to grade level topic or subject area.
  • LA: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade level topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • SCI: Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
  • VA: Examine the environment to generate and collect ideas for making a work of art or design.


  • The subject could become more specific to align with Science study: reptile nouns or mammal nouns.
  • Use white paper and Crayola® Classic Markers in Bold Colors.
  • Have the students write longer writing pieces or work in groups to create their own book!
  • Have students read this book to another class or younger grade level after it is completed.