Amelia Bedelia Celebration

Herman Parish is coming to our school in February


Herman Parish, author of the Amelia Bedelia books, writes stories of the beloved "literal-minded" housekeeper who gets mixed-up in funny mishaps. The series started with Peggy Parish of Manning, SC. Herman, her nephew, took over writing after Peggy passed away in the late 1980s. Amelia Bedelia books have been in print for 50 years now!

The FUN with Amelia Bedelia starts here! Answer the questions along the way.

LEARN ABOUT the author in the 2 VIDEOS ...

1. What is the name of the South Carolina city where Peggy Parish lived?

2. How did Herman Parish know Peggy Parish?

3. What was the first book written by Herman Parish?

Happy 50th Birthday, Amelia Bedelia!

Watch the Sock Puppet preview about the Amelia Bedelia series ... It's funny

Amelia Bedelia Book Review

LISTEN to the Amelia Bedelia story. Find out how LITERAL MINDED Amelia Bedelia thinks while she works.

4. Name something Amelia Bedelia does her way.

5. Explain what she should have done.

6. Name another thing that Amelia Bedelia does her way.

7. Explain what she should have done.

Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia!

Now listen to another Amelia Bedelia story when she is trying to find a new job ...

8. Name three places Amelia tries to get a job.

9. Name three silly things Amelia Bedelia does in the story.

Amelia Bedelia

Amelia Bedelia-isms --- Read each one to find your favorite.

10. has 3 answers:

  1. Identify the one you like best
  2. Tell what she should have done.
  3. Then explain why you chose this Amelia Bedelia-ism.

A. In Merry Christmas, Amelia Bedelia, Amelia is making cakes and pies for the family to eat. On the list is a date cake. She wonders where to get dates on such short notice, Amelia finds a calendar, clips out all of the dates and dumps them into her cake batter.

In the first Amelia Bedelia book, The list of chores includes "dust the furniture." She locates the dusting powder in the bathroom and carefully spreads it over all of the furniture in the house.

C. In the same book Amelia Bedelia is asked to "Draw the drapes." What's a girl to do but get out her sketchpad and doodle a drawing of the curtains?

D. In Amelia Bedelia Helps Out she makes tea cakes by using tea as an ingredient.

E. Once Amelia Bedelia's list read to make a chicken dinner. That night, Mr. and Mrs. Rogers sat down to a eat dinner. They were served a meal that chickens would eat ... cracked corn.

F. In Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia, the literal minded Amellia was told "steal home plate."

She picked up the baseball bases and ran home.

G. The first book written by Herman Parish was Good Driving, Amelia Bedelia. Amelia was asked to take a fork in the road. She started looking for a fork to go with a knife and spoon.

H. In Calling Doctor Amelia Bedelia, A patient calls to report that she's "caught a bug," Amelia's told the patient to let the bug go.




Sign Language

Amelia Bedelia Style

Help Amelia Bedelia through the maze.

Trace the path with your finger on the screen.

Amelia Bedelia's Word Search

You can do this activity on the computer.