This book may be the silliest thing in the world, especially when it comes to practicing superlative adjectives. Pair it with some of the activities below for hours of fun – the kids won’t even realize they are learning grammar.
Title: Things That Are Most in the World
Author/Illustrator: Judi Barrett (author), John Nickle (Illustrator)
Unleash your child’s imagination, and laughter, with these silly prose and imaginative illustrations. Written by Judi Barrett, author of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, this book provides zany descriptions of things that are most in the world, such as:
“The quietest thing in the world is a worm chewing peanut butter”
This book is a fun way to introduce kids to superlative adjectives. You can combine it with the activities below to help your kids apply the grammar concept — they won’t even realize they are learning.
Discuss: Before reading the book, ask the kids to complete the sentence: “The _____est thing in the world is ______.” Repeat the exercise after the book. Have the answers become more creative? Do they agree with the author’s descriptions?
Describe: If you are working with a group of kids, have them choose a superlative adjective that best describes each child in the group (e.g. silliest, kindest, quickest, etc.). Give each child a ribbon with the superlative that describes him/her (try this free ribbon printable from Clip Art Panda)
Draw: Have the kids draw a picture of their family and use at least one superlative adjective to describe each member. “Dad is tallest. Mom is smartest.”
Opposites: Flip back through the book and have the kids brainstorm the opposite of each adjective in the book.
Write: Encourage the kids to write and illustrate their own book about the “_____est” things in the world. You can construct the book by stapling together several pages of this free printable from the Mommy Teacher.