Cereal Box Book Report
This week students selected a teacher-approved fiction book from home or our classroom library. Over the
next two weeks, students will read their self-selected book and work on their Cereal Box Book Report both in
school and at home. Students will be reading the book in class or at home for WEB. Next week we will be doing
a first draft of the writing that will go on the side of the box. Students can then complete the final draft of
that writing at home. Students will decorate a real cereal box with illustrations and information related to
the book they read using the directions below. Please do not use the multi-pack cereal boxes from Sam’s or
Costco, as they are too big for this project.
Front of Box:
First, makes sure to cover your cereal box with white or colored paper. Design a cover for
your cereal box. Include the name of the cereal with a picture. Invent a name for the cereal that is related
to the title of the book that sounds like a cereal. Do not use the exact title of the book. You may want to
look at the attached page of real cereal boxes to get some ideas. Choose a shape for the cereal as well as
colors and ingredients that all relate to the book. For example, for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,
you might invent a cereal called Wizards Wands, a toasted oat cereal in the shape of miniature lightening
Make a list of ingredients that includes the story elements Characters and Setting. Under the
heading “Ingredients,” list the main characters and write a sentence about each of one. If you have a lot of
main characters, choose five characters to list and write a sentence about. Then describe the setting. You
can use the template on the attached sheet or do it your own way. Just make sure to include the main
characters and the setting.
Write a summary that describes the main problem and the solution of the book. Try to use words
that will grab the readers’ attention. And make them want to buy your cereal. You can use the attached
template or do this in your own way.
Back of Box:
Design a game that is based on the story. It can be a puzzle, a word search, a word scramble, a
maze, a crossword puzzle, a hidden pictures illustration or any other fun activity that might be found on
the back of a cereal box. Make sure it includes information from the book.
Top of Box:
Include the title, author, number of pages and a number of stars that you would give this book if
you were a book critic. The maximum number of stars would be five. You can use the template or create the
top of the box yourself as long as you include all of the things listed above.
Cereal boxes often include a prize. Your prize must be something the main character could
have used in the book or something that reminds you of the main character. You can even include a picture
of the prize on the front of the box to let your reader know what is inside the box.
Your Cereal Bob Book Report is due at school on or before Friday, April 4