This book is designed for ages 3+. It is a multi-level reader. There is one line of story across the top, and then two lines of story across the bottom. A reader (child or parent) can read both the top and bottom, a beginner reader can read just the top, or read the top and have a parent read the bottom (so they are reading together). A higher level reader could read just the bottom, or both top and bottom. Either way, the story still makes sense. Like all Usborne Books it is beautifully illustrated!
Stories in this book include:
Red Riding Hood
Three Little Pigs
The Story of Rumpelstiltskin
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Watch Episodes of Super Why (now available on Netflix Streaming).
Season One: Episode 3 & 79 – Three Little Pigs
Episode 14 & 63 – Cinderella
Episode 4 – Little Red Riding Hood
Episode 60 – Goldilocks and The Three Bears
Episode 16 – Rumpelstiltskin
Episode 36 – Sleeping Beauty
Art: Gold Collage – Provide scraps of gold paper, fabric, rickrack, yarn, glitter, sequins and so on – to create a collage
Sensory Bin: Place the art materials in a bin to explore or fill a bin with straw spray painted gold (or plain) and shiny pennies to find.
Fine Motor: Provide a cooling rack and the gold rick rack, ribbon and yarn for weaving!
Writing: Write your child’s name, as well as the name Rumpelstiltskin on index cards and provide tracing paper to to trace them
There is also an episode of Reading Rainbow that was Rumpelstiltskin, but I can’t seem to find it online for streaming.
Field Trip: If you are able to get a hold of a Spinning Wheel or go and watch a demo, that would be an excellent addition to this unit!
The Three Little Pigs
Art: Painting pink pictures – at the easel (if you have one, or construct a table easel using an old pizza box!)
Sensory: Fill a bin with twigs, straw and bricks (or rocks) as well as some toy pigs and a wolf (if you have them).
Fill a tub with MUD and toy pigs
Blocks: Have children build houses out of variety of block materials. You can make paper bag blocks (fill small or large paper bags with crumpled up newspaper). You can also use these blocks
Fine Motor: Curl pink pipe cleaners around a pencil to make tails for this cute art project, found HERE
Printable: Three Little Pigs Literacy Pack $4 (other fairy tales available also).
Language: Make flannel or magnet board pieces out of these FREE story printables and have your child re-enact the story.
Math: Build a house out of straws – how many straws do you use? Try to blow it down. How many times did you have to blow? Chart your results, use tally marks to count and then graph.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Art/Construction: Make paper bag Goldilocks or Bear puppets
Math: Bear Size Sort- activity found HERE, using Three Bears Counters
Snack: Make porridge (cream of wheat)
Language: Make flannel or magnet board pieces from these FREE printables to retell the story
More activities from First School
Printable: Literacy Pack from PreK Pages $4
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