California Early Math Project 2019

A House for Hermit Crab
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Resources for A House for Hermit Crab:
Full Book Review (English)
Full Book Review (Spanish)
Brief Book Review (English)
Brief Book Review (Spanish)

Have you ever had to move? Find out what happens when Hermit Crab moves into his new home.

Math Connections

    Growing    Time (months of the year)

Activities to do Together Use A House for Hermit Crab to:

  • Count the number of sea creatures in the story. 

  • Talk your child about time, patterns, cycles, and routines related to time.

  • Talk with your child about the order in which the hermit crab decorates his shell. 

  • Predict what will happen after the end of the story when Hermit Crab needs to get a new shell.

Extension Questions: 

  1. Are you growing? How can you tell? 

  2. Hermit Crab asked a lot of creatures to help him decorate his house. Who would you ask to help you decorate your house? Why? 

  3. How many things does he have on his shell at the end? Let’s count!

  4. What happened at the beginning of this story? What happened at the end? How are the beginning and the end of the story similar?

Vocabulary for Building Math Concepts: 

too big, big, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December