Friday, October 28, 2011

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything with Props

I love telling the story of the Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything.
It is repetitive and full of sound effects to encourage audience participation.
In the past I've used big pictures to tell the story but this year I wanted something to leave out so the kids could actually build the scarecrow at the end.  After talking to a colleague I was inspired to make these boxes.
I left them with the book lying on the floor and it wasn't long before a family started using them.

As mom read the story the children would find the pieces.  
Look how the children are moving closer to the book to get a better look.
And the boy holding the box is moving it back and forth saying 'wiggle wiggle'.
The pictures are tacked on to the boxes with velcro.
The same for the boxes with the gloves, they have extra velcro on the side of the box.
Thanks Ellie for the idea.



  1. Love this idea and absolutely love this book! It is one of my favorite Halloween ones to read with kids. What a great activity to do along with it. Thanks for sharing this at our Best of October link up!

  2. Love it all! - jane.

  3. Do you have the template for the scarecrow that you used? I would like to print it off and use your activity.