Fast and Easy Extension Activities for Happy Times in Noisy Village by Astrid Lindgren
- Have your child write a brief bio of their life. Or record one. Have them give basic info like in the story.
- Draw your neighborhood.
- Have a pillow fight
- Visit a baby
- Give a doll a bath
- Have a jumping contest (safely). Have a lollipop prize.
- Look into hayrides in your area.
- Have strawberries with cream and sugar-string on straws
- Make and decorate book covers. This one uses wrapping paper.
- Have sandwiches and milk with tea.
- Make beef stew
- Eat oatmeal
- Think of ways your family can help someone who is sick or struggling
- Make a Keepsake Box. Use any kind of box you like and decorate it.
- Have hot milk
- Have an indoor snowball fight. Here are several safe options.
- Play catch
- Discuss what you would name a calf
- Make a secret plan to start one hour early the next day (or one hour late)
- Have an “opposite day.” Consider using April fool’s day food pranks for lunch.
- You can also read a book/article about sheep. Or just a fun story.
- Talk about ways you can identify each family member if you were blind.
- Plan a hike
- Take a picnic
- Eat pancakes, jam, fruit juice, sandwiches, and/or cookies
- Have cherries, pears, and/or plums
- Eat oatmeal
- Make a mini maypole (includes some songs and a video)
- Have coffee (or alternate), buns, cookies
- Look around your neighborhood for flowers. Pick any you have permission to pick, draw them in a science notebook or just take pictures.
- Sequels: The Children of Noisy Village is in Sonlight Readers 4. This author also has other Noisy Village books, including Nothing but Fun in Noisy Village and Christmas in Noisy Village.
- She is also the author of the Pippi Longstocking series, the first of which has been in and out of Sonlight’s program for many years, but I believe it is currently out. We personally prefer the Pippi series, but also like Noisy Village.
- The author also has many, many more books and series.
- There are two movies about Noisy Village; I believe they are called The Children of Noisy Village and More About the Children of Noisy Village. I so far have not found any way to watch them online, and they were made in Sweden, so I am not sure if they are dubbed in English or have subtitles. But, if you can find out more about these, let me know.