Check out these four projects to use with Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. Your students will love the crafts and videos!
Project #1 ~ Character Traits Book
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH has many characters. One way for students to keep them straight is to create a notecard for each character with a brief description and character traits.
This free printable helps students organize the cards. Printables are provided for students to create an eight-page book with pockets. The book has eight pockets which are divided into groups:
- The Frisbys
- The Fitzgibbons and their Pets
- Animals Living Near the Frisbys
- The Rats
- Employees of NIMH
- Other Characters
Project #2 ~ Origami Scenes from the Story
Below you will find several YouTube videos showing how to create origami animals. Note: The mice are easy to create; however, I recommend having students practice with scrap paper first.
Place students into small learning groups. Have students think of a scene from the story with animals only. Each student should create one origami animal. The combined animals are then turned into a diorama-like the one pictured. This is a really fun project. You could extend the project by having students write a summary of the scene to place with the diorama.
Mice and Rats
Book Unit Samples
If you would like to try out Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH Book Unit before you buy it, this download contains free samples including:
- Vocabulary Practice for Chapters 1-2
- Comprehension Questions for Chapters 1-2
- Constructed Response Question – Character Traits
- Photos to Show What the Rest of the Unit Looks Like