We loved focusing on The Little Red Hen for a week at school! This is such a simple story, with a lesson to be learned about helping others that is simple for preschoolers to understand. We read a few different versions of the book:
Each version still told the same simple story, but sometimes the characters or friends that didn’t help the Red Hen were different. We always had a discussion at the end of the book about the similarities and differences between all of the stories.
Then we got to bake our own batch of Honey Whole Wheat Bread! I used this recipe from My Small Potatoes blog. I used King Arthur’s whole wheat flour instead of white.
We mixed the dough!
Then we kneaded and baked the bread! Everyone enjoyed their own little loaf, and got to take them home fresh from the oven! I think we will be making this recipe again before the school year is out!
We also made some little red hens, and they laid rhyming eggs!
This is our new shadow puppet theatre! I retold the story of The Little Red Hen using the transparency puppets a few times during the week. I was hoping this would inspire some of their own puppet making, but for now they were just really interested in hearing the story.
The last book we read this week was The Little Red Hen (makes a pizza). Of course we had to make our own class pizza!
We rolled the dough…
Added the pizza sauce and cheese!
On Friday we also made our own shape pizzas, and then counted how many of each shape we put on our pizza pie!
As a wrap up of The Little Red Hen each child was sent home with their first homework assignment to help out around the house for the weekend. They got to earn a sticker for each time they did a chore or helped their parents in any way!