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There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some _________ (fill in the blank!)

While perusing the web, I stumbled upon Carrie's Speech Corner's activity for "There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books". She had some GREAT printables to use with the kids, so please check her out!

While looking for some more images to go along with the book, I stumbled upon a picture of the "lady" from Playing With Words 365 and decided to create the tissue box Old Lady.

Here is my own spin on making the lady!

  1. Print the lady pictured to the right out of powerpoint. Stretch the image to fill the screen and then print.
  2. Laminate the lady!! It's the only way she'll hold up!
  3. Using a file folder (sturdier) measure out and cut how much you will need to cover a shoebox without the top.
  4. Cut out the mouth to create a hole on the picture of the lady.
  5. Place the lady on the file folder you just trimmed and make a hole that matches the one you previously made.
  6. Use packing tape (!!) to secure the folder onto the shoebox top. 
  7. Voila! You have an Old Lady!

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