Bake in an electric frying pan with the lid on or in a toaster oven. Title: Author: Philemon Sturges Age: preschool, early elementary Description: A fun modern twist on the classic story of the Little Red Hen with an unexpected ending. In this funny retelling, the students can't wait to find out what happens next, and they'll love the surprise ending. As each picture is added to the sequence, sing the appropriate verse of 'The Little Red Hen's Song' See words below. The animals don't want to help and the hen does not share what she has baked, well, with one exception.
Cooking in the classroom is all about the experience and has nothing to do with developing fancy culinary skills. Do a class rewrite of the book and have the hen bake a different food. Let children form breads, buns, croissants, or cinnamon rolls Let children roll the dough into a long snake shape and roll into a spiral. Music: Singing a portion of the story - link below. Sometimes the hen bakes bread, a cake, muffins, and yes in one version the hen bakes a pizza! We are writing the sounds that we hear when we write. Pizza storytimes from Storytime Katie, Abby the Librarian, and the Perry Public Library prove that! Add all of the relevant words from the Little Red Hen book to a pizza-themed word bank for future activities. What did the main character make? Let children paint the breads and sell them in their pretend bakery.
Choose four to five items. This provides an excellent opportunity for generating items within categories e. It is fun to find many different versions of the Cinderella story and compare them. Discuss and compare the two stories. Follow up the reading of this story or dramatic play with a game of related to outdoor activities.
Preschoolers will enjoy the story in the book, but not all of them will grasp the ethical message of forgiveness. Before-Reading Activities Graph Your Favorite Pizza. Ask for volunteers to share their poems. It is a favorite of young children and emergent readers. This provides opportunities for the children to discuss halves, quarters, eighths and so forth — and for the cooks to cut the pizzas into fractions.
Add placemats, menus and table settings. Let them stir the salt and the flour with the fork. More The Little Red Hen activities are available inside our KidsSoup Resource Library. One of the benefits of reading traditional tales such as The Little Red Hen is that there are often several different versions available. Then, they add a setting, for example, under a tree in the sun. This is a good book to use if you will be comparing and contrasting different versions of the story because the ending is different. Demonstrate to children how to make a salt dough.
Kids can spread a topping on their tortilla and record their preference on the graph. Characters: goose, cat and dog. Now it's time to talk about pizza!! Transition: Ask the children Do you like to eat pizza? This unit also has activities that go along with 'The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza' by Philemon Sturges. Do you think they will be more willing to help out next time? Below are a number of book suggestions with age guidelines. Have they ever heard about Little Red Hen before? Try using the recipe to make a pizza in class.
Playing charades provides a great opportunity to work on motor-planning, ideation and salience. Take words from each of the poems to make up a class co-operative acrostic poem. This story can be revisited again and again as children grow to explore different aspects of it and other educational themes. Ask them what they think the story is about? Companion Rhyme: Introduce the companion nursery rhyme 'One, Two, Buckle My Shoe'; Read together and act out it out with motions. Make sure to stop the picture walk right after the hen places the dough into the oven. Provide cookie cutters to cut out cookie shapes.
Make sure you have lots of parent helpers if you cook with young children. You might find me linking up with the following link parties: Welcome to Pre-K Pages! They like to order them sometimes or hold them up when reading. Set up a pizza making station and have a few students at a time visit the station to assemble their own mini pizzas. Here are a series of activities for The Little Red Hen. I love using this story to remind students part way through the year of expectations in working with others. Little Red Hen bakes bread. Check out the for more activities for children.
Use the book as a reference to record the ingredients needed. From seed to bread, friendship, and helping each other are the main focus of this book. Students will get to write about how to make a pizza. Ask the students to write about and illustrate their favorite part of the story and tell why that part is their favorite. Gather the children together and show them the cover of the book, Little Red Hen Makes Pizza.
Thank you for your continued support of this site. My kinders get to choose the book s they want to retell while they are at this literacy center. Later, students can cut apart, color, sequence, and glue a similar set of pictures into a small booklet so that they will have the story to take home and retell. Keep the children away from any hot appliances such as a toaster oven or cupcake maker. You can choose from sequencing words or numbers as well as writing the steps or just gluing pictures to show the steps.