Crickets, like Chester, make unusual and different kinds of sounds; they are not all just chirps. Have fun in this activity making a cricket sound book with a little imagination on your part.
In the story, Chester makes the sound "chee" when he fiddles or sings. This is an example of onomatopoeia. Onomatopoeia is when a word or words imitate or suggest the source of the sound they are making. Some other examples are quack, oink, roar, belch, gurgle, ping, boing, thump, kerplunk, bam, sizzle, vroom, twang, screech ...
You will make a book using the link above. Think about the funny and unusual sounds Chester might make as he finds himself in the dark picnic basket, hears the subway noises, hears the rumbling of the cars on the street, people shuffling about around him, when he eats something he likes or dislikes, when he drinks the strawberry soda, visits Times Square, and so on. Remember, Chester is unusual because he sings so he can make unusual sounds, too. Fill your book with Chester's unusual cricket sounds. Color the front of your book. Be creative and have fun!
Scroll down the page until you see the title "Cricket Onomatopoeia" in the Lapbook section and click on it. The page will open in a PDF file. You will need Adobe Reader to display the PDF file. Use the print button on your browser to print the page.
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