Judy Moody Mania!
Ages 6 - 10
"Judy Moody was in a mood." Can you relate to that? The eight-year-old star of a
hilarious chapter-book series by
Megan McDonald and
Peter H. Reynolds, Judy Moody is sometimes grumpy, sometimes jealous,
sometimes ready to take on the world, sometimes eager to foretell the future.
Whatever her mood might be, though, Judy Moody is always willing to meet a
challenge. Are you ready to get in a Judy Moody mood? Check out these
activities inspired by JUDY MOODY, JUDY MOODY GETS FAMOUS!, JUDY MOODY
SAVES THE WORLD!, and JUDY MOODY PREDICTS THE FUTURE. Rare!
* Indicates activities that are GREAT for groups!
Activity Kit #1 now.
Activity Kit includes:
Create a"Me Collage"
Go on a Judy Moody Word Search
Word Search Answering Key
Design Your Own Band-Aid
What Gets YOU in a Mood?
* Make a "What I Did Last Summer" T-shirt
For Judy Moody, one of the worst things about the first day of school is
that everybody comes back from summer wearing T-shirts with words, bragging
about where they went on their vacation- like DISNEY WORLD or JAMESTOWN or SEA
WORLD. This puts Judy Moody in a very bad mood, because she thinks she didn't
go anywhere interesting herself. Then her dad reminds her that she ate a shark
last summer, so she quickly makes a T-shirt saying I ATE A SHARK and proudly
wears it to school on the first day. Think up the most unusual thing you did
last summer and, using fabric markers, make a T-shirt with words describing it.
Try to think of something that nobody else will think of!
Join the Moody Hall of Fame
When Judy Moody's little brother, Stink, hangs up his report card on the
refrigerator under magnet letters that say "Moody Hall of Fame"--along with his
self-portrait and a photo of himself in Washington DC--Judy is eager to add her
own stuff to the display. After some funny disappointments on her search for
fame, she finds out that being "famous" in the usual sense may not be what
she's looking for after all. Start a hall of fame on your refrigerator door
using magnets. Hang up anything that makes you feel proud or good about
yourself. If you want, you can include things that you haven't done yet--but
would really like to do in the future.
* Who Do You Admire?
Judy Moody's role model is Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to get a
medical degree and become a doctor, back in 1849. Judy wants to be a doctor
herself one day, just like Elizabeth Blackwell. Because of this, she likes to
collect Band-Aids, has sent away for a Hedda-Get-Betta doll, and is always
using her little brother, Stink, to practice doctor techniques, like listening
to his heartbeat with a stethoscope or making fake casts. Think of someone you
admire and hope to be like someday. The person can be someone from the past or
from the present. Find out as much as you can about that person, and list the
reasons why you admire him or her. Then list some ways you could start now to
be a little more like that person.
Cool, Calm, and Collected
No one beats Judy Moody when it comes to collecting things. Not only
does she collect Band-Aids, but she also collects toothpicks, erasers, doll
body parts, pizza "tables" (the little plastic thingamajigs that keep the pizza
box from touching the top of the pizza), and even old scabs. Megan McDonald,
the author of the Judy Moody books, says that she actually collected most of
those things when she was a girl! If you already collect things, keep it up,
and start thinking of creative ways to expand your collections. If you're not
yet a collector, try to think of something unusual that would be fun to
collect-objects that you can reuse and don't have to spend money on. Collecting
can be toadly awesome!