Chrysanthemum activity: Crinkle the heart every time she's teased and smooth it out when someone tries to make her feel better. Put: "Before you speak, think and be smart. It's hard to fix a wrinkled heart." on the heart with kids' names on bandaids at the end of the story.
Back to school activities: Chrysanthemum Name "Slider" Craft. Includes 6 black and white patterns, as well as color. What a fun way to practice recognizing, writing and spelling your name. :-) Love Kevin Henkes' story "Chrysanthemum". Also includes matching name cards.