The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.
1. Create a Diorama of the Soledad Area
Have each student create a small diorama or other project that shows the Salinas River, the Gabilan Mountains, and other features of the setting.
2. The Photo Album of the Two Men
Since the descriptions of the characters are so different, have students draw pictures or cut out pictures from magazines of men that they think resemble Lennie and George.
3. How Many Rabbits are There?
Have students investigate the different colors of rabbits there actually are, bringing in pictures...
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