There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

This fun craft is a great add on for when you are reading the book to your class. They can make this and have fun feeding the old lady as you read them the book.


Dollar Tree Hack #2

Story Board!

I thought this was a great find! It was actually a 19-piece door decoration pack for a classroom. I used most of the pieces (some were just too big!)

I laminated the ones I chose. I will add either adhesive magnets or adhesive velcro to the backs and use on story boards. The kids can play with these making their own stories, playing make-believe. I can use them for different songs.

There were many different ones available and I will be going back to get others! Cost: $1! 
If you don’t have a Flannel board; simply use a piece of cardboard and attach (glue) flannel sheets to the cardboard (available at craft stores or in craft sections of Target and Walmart and even some Dollar stores).

Little Mouse, Little Mouse

This is a simple felt board to help learn colors.

All you need is felt or construction paper.

For the mouse; I just made a half circle and added an eye, ear, tail and a mouth.

Tell the children….”look at all the little houses we have. They are all different colors. Can you tell me the colors we have? Let the children tell you the colors of the houses.

But we have a problem. We don’t know which house the little mouse is hiding in. Will you help me find her?

Let’s call for her….  “Little mouse, little mouse, are you in the [Point to a color of house] ________ house?” Slowly peel back the house to see if the mouse is under the house.  “She wasn’t in that house, which house should we try next?” Ask the child(ren) to choose a color, and repeat the chant.


Kitty Kitty

This is my adaption to the game “Kitty, Kitty Are You In the Blue Hat”.

You will hide the cat under one of the hats and the child/children then ask, “Kitty cat, kitty cat, are you in the [color] hat?” Each child takes a turn lifting a hat to see if the cat is indeed under it. Before the next child lifts the hat; repeat, “Kitty cat, kitty cat, are you in the [color] hat?”.

For this you need either felt or paper (depending on how you wish to make these, permanent makers and glue.  Make sure when printing off the cat; that you print him off small enough to fit under the hats. I made my hats to fit an 8×10 piece of construction paper and then laminated them.