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The Little Red Hen

Let's chat about "The Little Red Hen", shall we? It's a familiar story to you. The hen asks for help planting/sowing/milling/baking, no one wants to help, but everyone wants to eat the bread she makes. I find this story to be so aligned with life. Everyone wants the end result, but many do not want to work for it. 

It's a great life-lesson for kids, that working hard and enjoying the results is important. Helping your friends when they ask is important. Overall helping, is important! You might even discuss with your students the nationwide movement to get people involved in service (click link for article from AP) in their communities on Saturday. 

"The Little Red Hen" is a classic, and it gives students a ton of lessons to learn. The classic book is great to read, and the youtube video from Speakaboos (found HERE) is great to watch!

I've created this awesome packet to go with it. This 20 pager is totally stuffed (no chicken pun intended!) with activities! It includes:

-Character cards
-Character Playing Masks complete with printable sheet that says “not I!”
-Character Playing cards for describing characters -Vocabulary and Definitions
-Vocabulary “Barnyard” game
-A printable Story Comprehension Cube! -Comprehension worksheet
-Sequencing worksheet
-Rewrite the story worksheet
-Debate – Pick a side, Hen vs. Animals worksheet

Download this activity HERE and download the free sequencing cards HERE. 

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