Why a Seven Wonders Unit Study? In the Seven Wonders book series by Peter Lerangis, we meet an ailing thirteen-year-old named Jack McKinley. When he awakens on a mysterious island, he meets a secret organization that promises to save his life under one condition. Jack and friends Aly, Cass, and Marco must retrieve seven lost magical objects called Loculi. When combined together, the Loculi can save their lives. The series follows the children as they go on this adventurous quest, and use teamwork to save the life of their friend.
Enjoy the book series Seven Wonders by Jack McKinley with your children, then consider some of the enrichment activities below. They are an excellent way to follow up on the text, and not only enjoy it further by add an educational element to the experience.
Seven Wonders Unit Study Activities:
Seven Wonders Puzzle Craft:
Here is what you will need to create your puzzle:
– assorted large wooden craft sticks
– markers or craft paint
1. Line up 5 to 7 craft sticks side by side. Make sure they are lined up tightly and close together.
2. Take your pencil to create the outline of the design you wish to have on your puzzle. The design you wish to do is up to you. You can draw the lost objects, a picture of your favorite character, one of the book covers, etc.
3. Now decorate the stencil design you created with either marker or craft paint. Allow to dry when done.
4. Once your design is complete, shuffle the craft sticks well. Let another child try to reassemble the puzzle to create the finished piece, just as the children do in the text. Consider yourself successful when the puzzle is complete.
Here are a few other activities you can try along with the text:
1. Create a chart that shows each of the characters and their strengths of superpowers.
2. Choose a character you identify with. Write a short essay about how you are alike and what you have in common.
3. Write an alternate ending for the story using the information you have from the text.
4. Import yourself into the text. Talk about what you could add to the team and how you could help them on their mission.
Enjoy Seven Wonders with your child, then consider these activities for enjoying the text further and understanding the underlying themes of teamwork and unity in depth.