Menu

The BIG Red Balloon! – Rhyming Picture Book

the big red balloonThe BIG Red Balloon Have you seen the BIG red balloon? Oh NO! Where could it be? Where is the beautiful big red balloon? This book is perfect for young readers and beginner English learners to improve their vocabulary and learn new words. The book provides a rhyming repetition of sentences then adds a new word as the sentence is being repeated. It also introduces flowers, animals, and places along with a picture so young readers may understand and grasp what is being said in the book.

The book has amazing and wonderful pictures designed to keep your little one’s interest in the book while slowly providing them new words that they can be familiar with.

Download or read the flipbook online of The BIG Red Balloon! free here by selecting the green buttons below the post.

Author: Angeliki Vorepoulou

About the Author: Angeliki is an English foreign language teacher and caters her resources for children and ESL students.

 

Sample Text and Images from The BIG Red Balloon!

Over a lagoon there is a balloon

The BIG Red BalloonIt is a big balloon!
It is a big red balloon
It is a beautiful big red balloon
It is MY beautiful big red balloon

Oh NO!
Now what?
Where is my beautiful big red
balloon?

The BIG Red BalloonI can see your balloon
your big balloon
your big red balloon
your beautiful big red balloon

The BIG Red BalloonIt flies like this, it flies like that
It swirls in the sky with…

… a dancing bee fly!

<end of sample text – page 12 of 38 >

Lesson Plan from The Big Red Balloon

The author suggests the following lesson plan to go along with the story for young children.

1.Read the story once.
2. Read the story a second time and encourage students to mime the actions of the balloon.
3. Put students in pairs or in groups and draw a balloon on board.
4. Ask students to brainstorm as many words as possible to describe the balloon and create a word cloud.
5. Students put these words into categories that represent opinion, size, age, shape, colour, origin, material. If there are no words for all these categories ask students to brainstorm relevant vocabulary.
6. Draw students’ attention to the fact that there is a specific word order of adjectives in English.
7. Put students in pairs or in small groups. Ask them to draw three balloons and to write short sentences using adjectives from the word cloud.
8. Students choose one balloon and they present it to the class.
9. They could also mention the places they would like to go with this balloon or whether their balloon has got any magic powers, for example it can make people laugh, swim, fly, speak with animals.
10. Display the balloons and let students decide on the most original one.

 

See more books from Angeliki Voreopoulou

roy the rat and his six thinking hatsRoy the Rat has six Thinking hats

Roy the Rat has six Thinking hats that he use whenever he wants to decide or on the process of making a decision. These hats help him approach situation carefully by judging from different angles and there for avoid making hasty decisions. This is a great technique that one can apply to day to day life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

See more books about balloons below.

the golden ballonThe Golden Balloon

The Golden Balloon – “- But I’m a balloon just like you” , it said hesitantly to the round balloons that were looking from up high and were laughing. It was different from the rest, with a rare, almost gold colour. It had every right to be proud of its appearance but it had yet to realize how beautiful and special it was. A story about being different, being proud of who you are, and ignoring others who don’t appreciate you. The book includes some great activities to make from recycled items, and literacy exercises.

See more Rhyming books below

 

Animals – CKF full activity book for pre-school - Animals is a bumper packed activity book for pre-school brought to us by Core Knowledge Foundation, from tracing lines to matching pictures, songs, and much much more. This book has around 50 pages of activities for pre-school based on an animals theme. Sample Pages from Animals Activity Book Pre-school Animals Activity Book Pre-school End of ...
CKF Nursery Rhymes and Songs - Nursery Rhymes and songs for pre-school and kindergarten children, brought to us by Core Knowledge Foundation. Each song or nursery rhyme is featured on its own page like a poster, 56 rhymes all together. Contents 1 A Tisket, A Tasket 2 A-Hunting We Will Go 3 An Old Person of Ware 4 Are You Sleeping? ...
maddy moona's menagerie Maddy Moona’s Menagerie – Animal rhymes - Maddy Monna’d Menagerie – Animal rhymes is a fun story full of animal mayhem in the style of Rod Campbell’s Dear Zoo. Maddy wants a pet for her 5th birthday, but can she find the right pet? Read all about her decision making in this fun animal rhyme from BookDash. Download or read the flipbook ...
the big red balloon The BIG Red Balloon! – Rhyming Picture Book - The BIG Red Balloon Have you seen the BIG red balloon? Oh NO! Where could it be? Where is the beautiful big red balloon? This book is perfect for young readers and beginner English learners to improve their vocabulary and learn new words. The book provides a rhyming repetition of sentences then adds a new ...
here comes the camel children's poems Prayag Shukla Here Comes the Camel and Other Poems – poetry for young children - Acclaimed Hindi poet and journalist Prayag Shukla’s poems have enchanted young and old alike. This collection of 20 poems translated into English brings the joy of his writing to a new set of readers. The poems have bright imagery, sound effects, and clear often rhyming words, make these a perfect introduction to poetry for young ...
my dream in the drawer rhyming inspiration My Dream in a Drawer – rhyming inspirational picture book - My Dream in a Drawer is a rhyming inspirational picture book which is certain to inspire children to foster a dream. A short book suitable for young children, kindergarten and early elementary. This is another awesome creative commons book from Bookdash. Illustrated by Megan Lötter Written by Fred Strydom Designed by Marteli Kleyn Edited by ...
Sleep Time with Lilly – The Perfect Rhyme for Bedtime - This rhyming book is, exactly like it says, perfect for bedtime. Lilly doesn’t want to go to bed, she’s wide awake, and sleep is for babies, isn’t it? She calls on the forest fairy to help her. But the wise forest fairy gives her some sound advice about why there is a time to sleep ...
arabella_and_her_dancing_toes Arabella Rose And Her Dancing Toes – Rhyming Picture Book - Arabella Rose And Her Dancing Toes – “Dancing keeps me on my toes,” announces Arabella Rose. She dances here and there and everywhere, even when people stop and stare. No problem for her, but she thinks how much more fun would it be if others were so free and would kick up their own heels? ...
stick's masterpeice Stick’s Master Piece - Stick’s Masterpiece is a wonderful rhyming picture book, perfect for inspiring children that feel they “can’t do” something. Free at FKB. Cute, little Stick doesn’t know how to paint a masterpiece, but she can do small and simple things. The combination of all these small and simple things, composed over time, become her masterpiece. And ...
stick's adventure Stick’s Adventure – Cute Rhyming Story - Stick’s adventure provides a tale of following your dreams, along with some amazingly inspirational photos. Cute, little Stick sets off on a grand adventure pursuing big dreams and exciting goals. Along the way she learns that life’s sweetest moments happen along the way. It’s not the destination, but the journey that makes the adventure wonderful. ...

See more books under Creative Commons

 

Meera and Ameera – Imaginary Friends - Meera and Ameera are best of friends. Strangely Meera is the only one who can see Ameera. That’s probably because she is an imaginary porcupine. Join the two friends in their many adventures real and made up. Sample Text From Meera and Ameera Meera and I are a team. She’s my most favourite person in ...
Sani and Suri - Sani loves her cat Suri. One day Suri is missing. Sani searches high and low, far and wide, will she find Suri? This is a level 1 book for children just beginning on their reading journey. Sample Text from Sani and Suri Sani had a small cat. Its name was Suri. Sani loved Suri very ...
The Auto That Flew - A tuk tuk daily fights the traffic of Dehli, only to secretly dream of being able to fly. A magic water makes that possibility reailty, but is it all that he dreamed of? Sample Text from The Auto That Flew Arjun had three wheels, one headlight and a coat of green and yellow. He belonged ...
The Mystery of the Cyber Friend – Important lessons about keeping safe online - Shree loves using her computer for all sorts of things. One of the things she does is to chat with friends. When she has a tiff with a group of friends, she receives a new request out of the blue, and decides to accept. But after some time she senses this new friend is not ...
Malar’s Big House - Malar’s building a big house, but will she manage to keep her house standing? Find out in Malar’s Big House. Sample Text from Malar’s Big House Today, Malar is going to build a big house! “I can use these!” “My big house will be this high!” says Malar. “And this wide!” <End of sample from ...
I Can Dress Myself – Wordless Book - I Can Dress Myself is an amusing short wordless book about a child getting herself dressed while Mum is sleeping. This story was brought to us by BookDash, if you enjoyed this story, see more stories from BookDash below.  Spread the love
Chiu’s Powers - Chiu sees exciting things that others cannot – flying rockets and fish swimming on the blackboard. Ajji takes Chiu to the eye doctor to find out about her magical powers. Sample Text from Chiu’s Powers Chiu is late for school. But she cannot find her red bottle. Is that her bottle? Or is it a ...
There’s a Hole in my Galaxy - In the year 2563 Maya and her friend Ava borrow the family space ship for a trip to Pluto. Halfway there they have a battle with a black hole where they are almost sucked in. Along the way, we learn lots of facts about black holes. Sample text from There’s a Hole in my Galaxy ...
The Three Little Kittens - A chase with a dog ends up in a humorous adventure. The three little kittens are running from a dog, so fast they don’t stop for anything, until they are trapped, will the dog catch them? Or will there be a happy ending? Sample Text from Three Little Kittens One day three little kittens meet ...
The Bee and the Elephant - A little bee has lost his home and asks an elephant to help him find it. Sample Text from The Bee and the Elephant “I am lost,” said Little Bee. “I cannot find my home!” “Can you please help me, Mr. Elephant?” “Is this nest your home, Little Bee?” the elephant asked. “Oh no!” cried ...

Sponsored Links:

Note – if you sign up through these links, it doesn’t cost you any extra, but FKB receives a small donation, which helps us move towards our project of
FREE Hardcopies!  

All our posts are checked by Grammarly, the FREE online grammar checker (We still receive a donation even if you only sign up for the free account :-):

This site is hosted by Bluehost:

 
Spread the love

Comments 5

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

....