Activity Sheets


ActivitySheets.gif We offer a range of free activity sheets for use in the junior and middle school. The authors themselves have designed and written many of these puzzle pages and have contributed some suggestions for art and crafts activities. We also include some language development sheets from teachers who have used our novels with their pupils.

This section of our website will be added to from month to month, offering fresh resource material on an ongoing basis. Look here for good ideas and useful worksheets, organised on an age-related basis.

Included here are comprehensive teaching ideas for books for all reading ages, all available to download. They were originally produced as part of the O'Brien Reading Programme.

To view and print these resources, you will need a PDF file reader, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free from Adobe.

 


Please select the age level that you are interested in to get a list of available activity sheets and teaching ideas.

black_flag.pngBlack Flag: Picture books and storytelling to read aloud

bridges.pngBridges: Multi-cultural books for a diverse world

purple_flag.pngPurple Flag; For readers aged 5+ (includes Pandas)

yellow_flag.pngYellow Flag: For readers aged 6+ (includes Flyers)

red_flag.pngRed Flag: For readers aged 8+

blue_flag.pngBlue Flag: For readers aged 10+

Flag-Obrien-BlackGeneral Books: Books not written specifically for children, but with real value in the classroom

  • Ducks in Trouble

    Ducks in Trouble

    Written by and Illustrated by Patrice Aggs

    On the farm, some very strange noises are keeping the farmer awake!

    pdf-logoDownload Suggested ways to make your own music

    pdf-logoDownload Help Pintail to find the clothes and instruments he needs to be a real musician

  • Danny's Sick Trick

    Danny's Sick Trick

    Written by Brianóg Brady Dawson, Illustrated by Michael Connor

    Danny hates Auntie Bessie's dinners so much that he decides to get sick so that he won't have to visit her! Another hilarious Danny story.
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    pdf-logoDownload Rearrange the letters to see what Aunt Bessie is cooking.

    pdf-logoDownload Spot the differences between two pictures of Danny.

    pdf-logoDownload Help Danny and Susie find Aunt Bessie's house.

  • Katie's Cake

    Katie's Cake

    Written by Stephanie Dagg, Illustrated by Stephen Hall

    Katie finds that it's not easy to replace icing once you've licked it all off the cake.
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    pdf-logoDownload Activity sheet 1: based on front and back covers

    pdf-logoDownload Activity sheet 2: based on pages 6-11

    pdf-logoDownload Activity sheet 3: based on pages 11-13

    pdf-logoDownload Activity sheet 4: based on pages 12-19

    pdf-logoDownload Activity sheet 5: based on pages 20-29

    pdf-logoDownload Activity sheet 6: based on pages 30-44

    pdf-logoDownload Activity sheet 7: based on pages 45-54

    pdf-logoDownload Activity sheet 8: based on pages 55-64

    pdf-logoDownload Activity sheet 9: based on pages 55-64

    pdf-logoDownload Activity sheet 10

  • Katie's Caterpillars

    Katie's Caterpillars

    Written by Stephanie Dagg, Illustrated by Stephen Hall

    Katie just loves her pet caterpillars. Then she goes on holiday and can't wait to greet them on her return. To her dismay they have changed! Who wants silly old butterflies as pets? Not our Katie …
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    pdf-logoDownload Activity sheet 1: bendy caterpillars

    pdf-logoDownload Activity sheet 2: playdough caterpillars

    pdf-logoDownload Activity sheet 3: paper chain caterpillar

    pdf-logoDownload Activity sheet 4: sock caterpillar

    pdf-logoDownload Activity sheet 5: a summertime activity - keeping caterpillars

    pdf-logoDownload Activity sheet 6: caterpillar cake

    pdf-logoDownload Activity sheet 7: painted butterflies

    pdf-logoDownload Activity sheet 8: toilet roll butterfly

    pdf-logoDownload Activity sheet 9: beetle drive

    pdf-logoDownload Activity sheet 10: minibeest hunt

  • Fireman Sinead

    Fireman Sinead

    Written by Anna Donovan, Illustrated by Susan Cooper

    Sinead has decided what she will be when she's big – a fireman. There are no women fireman everyone tells her, but Sinead doesn't listen …
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    pdf-logoDownload Activity sheet 1: based on pages 6-9

    pdf-logoDownload Activity sheet 10: draw pictures based on main events in the book

    pdf-logoDownload Activity sheet 2: what do kids want to be?

    pdf-logoDownload Activity sheet 3: based on pages 10-14

    pdf-logoDownload Activity sheet 4: based on pages 15-21

    pdf-logoDownload Activity sheet 5: based on pages 22-27

    pdf-logoDownload Activity sheet 6: based on pages 28-35

    pdf-logoDownload Activity sheet 7: based on pages 36-41

    pdf-logoDownload Activity sheet 8: based on pages 42-49

    pdf-logoDownload Activity sheet 9: based on pages 50-59

  • Conor's Cowboy Suit

    Conor's Cowboy Suit

    Written by Gillian Perdue, Illustrated by Michael Connor

    When Conor's parents give him a present of a cowboy suit he wants to wear it all the time - even to school!
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    pdf-logoDownload Conor's Dream: activity sheet number 1

    pdf-logoDownload Conor's Cowboy Crunch: activity sheet number 2

    pdf-logoDownload A Cowboy's Clothes: activity sheet number 3

    pdf-logoDownload Cowboy Songs: activity sheet number 4


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