Curious George and the cat, Gnocchi, can easily climb out through a window in the basement when the door closes behind them. Now George must figure out how to build a ramp so that Hundley, a little dachshund, can get out, too.
|Hints for uses in your library||Consider making this activity into a challenge, with prizes for the longest ramp, slowest ramp, fastest ramp, etc.|
Consider playing the video here prior to the activity
Extend with Games. In this game, children tilt ramps in order to send a meatball to a plate that The Man With the Yellow Hat is holding.
(This game is also available in Spanish)
[Suggest a book]
Encourage students to use these books as they continue to learn about ramps:
• Curious George Goes Bowling by H. A. Rey (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009) When The Man in the Yellow Hat forgets his bowling ball, Curious George decides that he can roll the ball right to Bowlmor Lanes!
• Mama Zooms by Jane Cowen-Fletcher (Scholastic, 1993) A little boy spends busy days zooming up hills, down ramps, and around town with his mom, on her wheelchair.
• Roll, Slope, and Slide: A Book about Ramps by Michael Dahl (Picture Window Books, 2006) From skateboard parks, to highway ramps, to ramps on moving vans, this book takes a look at the many ways we use ramps everyday.