Free Legend of the Poinsettia Activities!

December 10, 2015

The Legend of the Poinsettia by Tomie dePaola is one of my favorite Holidays Around the World books to read! I thought I would share some of the comprehension and vocabulary activities I use each year {of course, all “gussied up” with better borders and fonts than I used in the past}.
If you need a copy of this classic in your classroom, you can snag one below:
(please note this link is an Amazon affiliate link and if you purchase through this link, a small amount of money gets kicked back to me)

In case you’re reading the same book and need some free activities just click below:


There is a simple, retelling sheet, a comprehension question page, and some vocabulary that I point out to my first graders.



I also included a directed drawing for a poinsettia. They are super, simple to draw which usually means success for ALL my students, artistically inclined or not 😉

If you’re looking for more to help you teach Holidays Around the World, I have a unit of close reading passages and poems to learn about 7 different holidays!

You can see that below:


Pin to remember:

Do you read The Legend of the Poinsettia around the holidays?! Grab yourself some fun and FREE activities to use with this holiday classic by Tomie dePaola.


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  • Thank you so much. We didn’t find the legend of the poinsettia at the library but another book about it. However, we will be using your step by step in our art section of our homeschool. It is perfect to draw out their painting.