Book Activities for For Love by Cristina Neri
This CBCA 2022 shortlisted book for new illustrator is a beautiful story of a young girl, Carina, and her father Matteo and their simple life in Salina just off the north coast of Sicily as they toil their small plot of land behind their home. This book offers an answer to Carina’s question of why bees exist, why worms exist and why spikes on plants exist and the answer is always – For Love.
Perfect for children of all ages and the adults reading it to them this story allows the reader to take a step out of their everyday and focus on the simple things in life and the fact they they all offer us an opportunity to share our love with others.
The team at Learn From Play have made 4 activities for this book designed for children from Years 1 to Year 6 as they explore the literal meaning of the text and the deeper messaging it carries in its words and images. There is an opportunity for students to explain their house and to draw it, a word image of love, drawing a plant using the same technique as Cristina Neri and explaining why this book deserves to win new illustrator of the year.
The games below are advertisement free and will open in a new window. They can be played by children online as many times as they like. The Match Up Memory Card Game will allow children to improve their memory while the Maze Game lets them develop strategy and problem solving skills while having fun. These games will also build children's attention, concentration and focus, visual recognition and short-term memory. Enjoy.