Thank you for purchasing Jenna's Lunch by Panda Speech® LLC. I created this book to help my speech therapy students but is perfect to use with any young child. The target age range is 2-5 years old depending on skill and interest level.
Your students will love lifting the flaps to help Jenna find her lunch! This book targets functional vocabulary (food items), increasing utterances, yes/no questions, and more! It has two interactive elements to keep your student engaged (lift-able flaps and moveable pictures).
Read the book with your child or student. At the top of each page, it asks the child to look in the lunchbox to see if it is Jenna’s lunch (a peanut butter & jelly sandwich). Prompt the child to lift the flap to look and see. They will then answer yes/no (verbally or by pointing to the symbols on the page). The child will match the food picture symbol (move-able square images) to the box in the phrase and verbalize it (“I found _____”). Tapping the boxes as they say it (model when appropriate) encourages verbalization! Use the following supplemental worksheets/activities if desired.
Supplemental materials (free downloads). All available in one downloadable PDF below
Picture supported comprehension page: Use a bingo dotter, marker, or crayon to color the answers to the questions. This is a great follow up activity.
Cut & Paste Craft: You can use this while reading the book or afterwards to reinforce the vocabulary. Color the food items, cut them out, and paste in the lunchbox. Students can create their own lunch by picking the items they like or recreate the lunch from the story (or use open-ended)
Read & Color: I use this page as a reinforcer for the vocabulary. After each page in the book, the student will color the food item they found on the page.
Lunchbox and food Manipulatives: These are full color printables that you can print out, laminate, and play while using the book. My students love putting food items in the lunchbox when find them in the book (adding another level of interaction and engagement!). You can also use it open-ended
Jenna Coloring Page: Bonus coloring sheet featuring Jenna and her lunch.
My favorite lunch drawing page: Bonus page where students can draw their favorite lunch in the lunch box!