The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobeby C.S.Lewis
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Follow Lucy, Edmund, Susan, and Peter into the fantasy world of Narnia where they encounter a witch, a lion, and many exciting adventures. The book is from The Chronicles of Narnia series. Choose a topic below to get started:
Create a kid's meal package for a fast-food restaurant to promote The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Decorate it with scenes from the book. Design a toy that would be included with the meal as a free gift.
Create a TV advertisement to promote the kid's fast food meal described above. Write a script and videotape the commercial.
Make a picture
scrapbook of fantasy characters from books, nursery rhymes, songs, poems, and
television (Old Mother Hubbard, The Wizard of Oz
characters, Peter Piper, Snow White,
Movie vs. Book
There have been several movie versions of this book. Watch one and discuss the similarities and differences between the book and movie.
Make a banner or flag for Narnia. Try to highlight characters, places, and events from the story.
Your Own Fantasy World
Imagine you slipped through a secret passage into another world. Make up a fantasy about meeting someone there. Write about what happens and how you get back.
What are some individual character traits of each of the four children: Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy? How do they change over the course of the story? Compare yourself to the characters in the book. What are the simmilarities and differences?
This book is full of marvelously, descriptive passages written in vivid language. Illustrate your favorite passage.
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