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Watch out for ‘Toad Rage’ on this one-of-a-kind drive based on the Wind in the Willows scenes from the animated Disney film, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad.
This dark ride was an opening day attraction at Disneyland, and might be a bit intense for littles. You can read more about the attraction on the Disneyland website.
Homeschooling with Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride
Watch Disney’s animated story of the Wind in the Willows or The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad and compare/contrast to the books.
This article on why we need stories like Frog and Toad could lead to some good discussion, especially with older children, about how literature can teach us lessons. The same discussion will carry over nicely to the attraction, which definitely defies modern political correctness.
This page has tons of links to free online resources for studying The Wind in the Willows. Vocabulary, unit studies, notebooking pages, map-making activities, and loads more!
Wind in the Willows movie night with snack ideas and more.
Some general ideas for literature studies:
- Write a book report
- Give a speech
- Create a power point presentation about the author or book
- Make a diorama of a scene from the story
- Act out a portion of the story
- Write a letter to (or from) one of the characters
- Make a poster to advertise the book
- Write a ‘what happens next’ story
- Find other works by the same author, from the same time period or writing style.
- Choose passages for copywork or dictation.
- Do vocabulary and/or spelling projects.
- Study the history of the story setting.
- Do an author study.
- Read the story and watch the corresponding movie, then discuss or write about similarities and differences.
- Write a review of the book or movie, telling someone why they should or should not read/watch it.