Cereal Box Book Report Template

September 29, 2023

Cereal Box Book Report Template

Cereal Box Book Report Template

Cereal Box Book projects are truly one of the most motivating and engaging way to teach students about book review, book reports and story elements. Kids love them because they are a creative and engaging way to teach reading and literacy skills.



Cereal Box Book Report Template



Cereal Box Book Report Template


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Cereal Box Book Report Template

So how does a Cereal Box Book Project work and what materials are required? 

Materials Needed:

  1. Empty cereal box
  2. Markers, colored pencils, crayons
  3. Scissors
  4. Glue or tape
  5. Construction paper
  6. Book that the child has read


Follow these 7 steps to create a Cereal Box Book Project:

  1. Choose a Book: A student selects a book of their choice
  2. Design the Cover: The front of the cereal box is transformed into a new cereal cover that relates to the book.  The child can draw an illustration related to the book, the title, author’s name, and any other relevant information.
  3. Summary and Review: The back of the cereal box is used to provide a summary of the book and a personal review. This can include a brief synopsis of the plot, the main characters, and the child’s opinion of the book.
  4. Character Traits: One side panel of the cereal box can be used to describe the main character’s traits, including their appearance, personality and actions in the story.
  5. Story Elements: Another side panel depicts characters, setting, problem and resolution.
  6. Favorite Scene: The final side panel can showcase the child’s favorite scene from the book. They can draw or describe this scene and explain why it was their favorite.
  7. Presentation: Once the cereal box book project is complete, invite students to present it to a partner, whole class, teacher or family members!

Cereal Box Book Report Template



If you’re looking for a ready-to-go no prep Cereal Box Book Report packet then click here! Students will be totally engaged in this project based learning activity that includes step-by-step directions and also follow-up book activities for their interactive notebooks too! All components are included, from the project brief to templates…all students need is a cereal box!


There are 2 parts to this project:


1. Cereal Box Project which consists of:

  • ‘How To Use this Resource’ Teacher Notes
  • Step-by-step ‘Project Brief’ directions for students
  • Ingredients side (story elements: Characters, Setting, Problem, Solution)
  • Nutritional Information side (Main Character, Appearance, Personality, Character Traits, Actions)
  • Front Side: New Cereal Design & Branding
  • Back Side: My Favorite Part…(Expressing personal opinion)
  • Top Side: 5 Star Book Rating System
  • Bottom Side: Book Title, Author and Illustrator



2. Follow-up book activities for students’ Interactive Notebooks:

  • Main Character Flip Book
  • Other Character Flip Book
  • Parts of Speech Flip Book
  • Grammar Flip Book
  • Word Word Flip Book
  • Building Base Words Flip Book
  • Inferential Flip Book

Cereal Box Book Report Template

This resource will:

1. Promote Reading: as students will find this activity as fun and interactive.

2. Build Comprehension Skills as students’ reading goal is to comprehend the key elements of a book – characters, setting, problem, story

3. Foster Critical and Creative Thinking – students create a cereal box book project with a visually appealing cover, catchy slogan, experimenting with different art elements. and use various art and craft techniques. This creative freedom makes reading a more interactive and enjoyable experience.

4. Encourages Oral Presentation Skills: Have students present their cereal box book projects to their peers, whole class or teachers. This helps them articulate their thoughts, summarize key information and main ideas and engage the audience.

This is a great book activity for Open House, Parent Night, Book Week library or classroom displays!

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