Cereal Box Book Report
The idea of this book report is to “sell” your book. You want to make others want to “buy” (read) your
book using the same marketing techniques that cereal companies use to sell their cereal. You will need
to use the two templates that you will cut out and paste on your box. Before you begin, you need to:
a) finish your book
b) get an empty cereal box
c) cover the cereal box with some kind of paper (wrapping paper, brown paper bags, etc.)
d) print out the templates that you will fill in and glue on your box (or get them from class)
e) get scissors and a glue stick or tape
FRONT OF BOX: Use a piece of white or light colored paper to cover the front of
your cereal box. (You will probably want to create the cover before gluing it on
your box.) Include the name of the “cereal” and a picture. Invent a name for the
cereal that is related to the title of the book and sounds like a cereal. Do not use
the exact title of the book. 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 Wizard Wands, a toasted oat cereal in the shape of miniature lightning bolts.
RIGHT SIDE: (Use template) Make a list of ingredients that includes the two story elements
“Characters” and “Setting.” Under the heading "Ingredients," list the main characters and write a
sentence about each one. Then describe the setting. You can use the template on the attached sheet
or cover the side with white or light colored paper and do it in your own way. Just make sure you
include the main characters and the setting.
LEFT SIDE: (Use template) Write a summary that describes the main problem and the solution of the
book. Try to use words that will “grab” 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: (Use template) Include the title, author, number of pages, and number of stars you
would give this book if you were a book critic. The maximum number of stars would be 5. You can use
the template or create the top of the box yourself as long as you include all of the things listed above.
PRIZE: 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 your box to let the reader know what is inside the box.