Pretend you are Little Red Hen. Show how you would:
Plant the seed.
Water the wheat.
Harvest the wheat.
Grind the wheat.
Make the dough.
Share the bread.
Hands-On Activity: Make a Stick Puppet
You will need: paper, crayons, scissors, glue or tape, craft stick
Draw a picture of a character from The Little Red Hen.
Color your picture.
Cut out your picture. Glue or tape it to a craft stick.
Use your puppet as you read The Little Red Hen.
Reader’s theater plays are fun to read aloud! Help children build oral reading skills by having them read this play aloud with a partner or small group. After reading, ask: Did Little Red Hen’s friends help her make the bread? Why is it important for friends to help each other?
Day 2 Activity
Let’s Learn about Folktales
Look at this chart about folktales. What makes The Little Red Hen a folktale? Can you think of other folktales you have heard or read?
Let’s Reread: The Little Red Hen
Read The Little Red Hen. Little Red Hen is making bread. Will her friends help her?
Pick your favorite scene from a story or rhyme you read.
Draw a picture of the scene.
Write some words or sentences about your scene.
Invite children to be storytellers. Have them retell the story of The Little Red Hen or Go Home, Chick! If possible, find other versions of The Little Red Hen in print or online and read them together. Talk about how the stories are alike and different.