I am teaching this novel during summer school. I need to come up with hands-on activities to help break the "typical" novel unit acitivites: reading orally, summarizing, journaling, etc. I am searching for some "crafty" type things to do as well as short physical activities to help break up the monotony. I will have them use cereal boxes to make their own suitcase and ask them to select 5 items (or pix) that represent what they would take with them if they had to leave their home and have them present these in class. I will have them act out certain sections. If you have a crafty idea or some physical type activity that you have used with other novels that I might adapt to Bud, Not Buddy, please share!! I want to make this a good experience for the kids. I do plan to play some jazz CD's. I will have them for an hour and one-half per session. Any and all ideas are welcomed. Thanks!