My Adventurer’s Backpack
by Tatiana Florival
Kids can practice their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills in their own homes with this fun and engaging My Adventurer’s Backpack activity—inspired by the Newbery Honor Book My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett.
On Wild Island, Elmer creatively uses the supplies in his backpack to overcome obstacles that come between him and the dragon.
Whether kids are at home or in the classroom, encourage them to read the story and then practice their problem-solving skills with this activity. Download the free digital worksheet here:
To begin, your students will need to draw nine random household items. These items will become the “supplies” of their own Adventurer’s Backpack.
Just like Elmer on Wild Island, students will need to solve problems using only the supplies in their Adventurer’s Backpack. Encourage them to think outside the box! They can write their answers either on the worksheet or on a blank piece of paper. At the end of the activity, have your students share their answers with classmates in a virtual show-and-tell!
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