Kids love studying tall tales. They're fun American folk tales that also allow kids to learn a bit about life hundreds of years ago in America. Paul Bunyan is my favorite tall tale, because he is the first one I read as a child. I remember being mesmerized by the giant Paul Bunyan, and learning about hyperbole as I read about he and Babe his blue ox. A few years ago, I created this free Paul Bunyan pop up book and hyperbole lesson. The lesson focuses on hyperbole while teaching students about Paul Bunyan.
I enjoy incorporating art into my lessons. I think it gives students something tangible to remember. It's funny, when I think back to the childhood lessons I remember - they all had an element of art. I added an activity to this free lesson that allows students to make their own pop up books of Paul Bunyan. I recommend using card stock for the art portion. Either way, your pop up books should come out lovely. Enjoy!