I don’t know many kids who don’t love going to the movies, and so when cool movies come out like Kung Fu Panda I can’t help but find ways to weave the pop culture into my classroom! I have found over the years that kids love learning about nonfiction and so I thought it would be a great time for some free Nonfiction Panda Activities for the release of King Fu Panda 3!
Talking about movies and cartoons is really a great way to compare and contrast what is fiction and what is nonfiction with your kids. Do pandas really know how to do kung fu? What can panda’s really do? These activities will help you build up the conversation so you can have rich conversations with them about what is real and what is not.
How fun would it be to do the nonfiction part first and then look for pieces of the movie that are actually nonfiction! Kids would feel so smart to be able to see those differences. (I added a compare and contrast page for the movie in the download.)
Whether the kids go see the movie or not, they most likely will see commercials or in this case may have seen one of the previous versions of the movie and so the excitement can really help you create some engagement in your classroom.
How to Download Your Nonfiction Panda Activities for Free!
Click here to download the reader in color and compare and get a contrast sheet between real pandas and kung fu pandas. (Seriously why didn’t I think of that activity before I took the photos? Best ideas also come in the moment, just like when you are teaching.)
If you are interested in all of the Nonfiction Panda Activities with book size and color options as well as the full set of writing activities, that is FREE too on my TeachersPayTeachers store! And be sure to check out our whole line of nonfiction reader sets.
This resource goes well with:
I’ve teamed up with some friends to celebrate the release of Kung Fu Panda 3.
Printable Panda Puzzles from Life Anchored
Kung Fu Panda Felt Masks from Hey, Let’s Make Stuff
Printable Kung Fu Panda Inspirational Quote from Mom’s Messy Miracles
Asian Sweet & Spicy Noodle Bowl from Around My Family Table
Jiaozi | Pork Dumplings from Bread Booze Bacon
Kung Fu Panda Noodle Soup from Love Bakes Good Cakes
Panda Marshmallow Pops from Celebrating Family
Ninja Star Pizza Wontons from Home.Made.Interest.
Black & White Cookies from Liz on Call
Easy Tofu Lettuce Wraps from The Wetherills Say I Do