Little Red Hen

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The Little Red Hen


Activities and ideas for teaching the story The Little Red Hen to young children in your childcare, preschool, pre-k, Head Start, transitional kindergarten, or kindergarten classroom.

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FREE Little Red Hen Comprehension Activity
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Students will cut and glue the characters on the correct side of the t-chart. The choices are “Characters in the book” and “Characters not in the book” You can download this activity in the free printables section below.

Little Red Hen Beginning Sounds
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Students attach clothespins with letters to the pictures that have the corresponding beginning sounds. There is also a black and white recording sheet included with this activity. This beginning sounds activity is available in the Little Red Hen Literacy Packet located in the printables section below.

Little Red Hen Rhyming
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Students roll the picture cube and give a word that rhymes with the picture. They mark their recording sheet when they give a correct rhyme. If students need help generating a rhyme they can ask a friend. This activity is available in the Little Red Hen Literacy Packet located in the printables section below. It includes a black and white recording sheet and a printable picture cube you can cut out and assemble or you can print out the cards and attach them to a square box or use a pocket die.

Little Red Hen Syllables
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Students identify the pictures and the number of syllables in each word, then place them into the barn with the correct number on the door. This activity is available in the Little Red Hen Literacy Packet located in the printables section below and includes a black and white recording sheet.

Little Red Hen Word Cards
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Little Red Hen Mini Word Wall
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Little Red Hen Story Sequencing Pictures
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Students will learn to identify the beginning, middle, and end of a story. This activity helps students retell familiar stories which is a part of the Common Core Kindergarten Language Arts standards. Two sheets are included, a three part and a four part story sequencing sheet to meet the needs of your students. This activity can be found in the Little Red Hen Literacy packet located in the printables section below.

Little Red Hen Emergent Reader
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The simple text in this book is designed to support your emergent readers. Use this black and white printable book to reinforce concepts of print such as words are separated by spaces, left to right and top to bottom, written words match spoken words, common sight words, and more. The Little Red Hen emergent reader is available in the Little Red Hen Literacy Packet located in the printables section below.

Little Red Hen Pocket Chart
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The simple text in this pocket chart set matches the text in the emergent reader. These pocket chart sentences will help your students learn concepts of print such as left to right directionality, return sweep, one-to-one correspondence and more. This activity is available in the Little Red Hen Literacy Packet located in the printables section below.

Bread Tasting Graph
Materials: white bread, wheat bread, butter, napkins, plastic knife, chart paper, markers.
Prepare a graph in advance using the chart paper, draw a white bread shape on the top right hand side and a wheat bread shape (color it brown) on the top left. Have students taste the wheat and the white bread and then write their names on the chart under the appropriate picture. Discuss the results during large group and post on the wall.

Act Out the Story

Materials: sentence strips, construction paper (various colors), apron, scissors, glue sticks, story props (wheat, bread, windmill, wheelbarrow etc) OR use the book Retelling Tales to create the headbands.
Use the sentence strips to make headbands for the “actors” to wear. Cut two triangle ears and glue to a sentence strip to make a cat headband. Cut two long, floppy ears from brown construction paper and glue to a sentence strip to make a dog headband. Use orange construction paper cut in the shape of a duck’s bill and glue to the front of the headband to make a goose headband. The little red hen will wear an apron for a costume. You can cut yellow construction paper into strips and bundle the strips to create wheat props.

Compare and Contrast
Materials: copies of the front of several different Little Red Hen stories, glue stick, chart paper, markers.
Copy the front cover of several different Little Red Hen books. Shrink the copies so they will all fit at the top of your chart paper. Glue the copies to the top of the chart and use the markers to make the lines for a graph. Show the students the actual books and have a discussion comparing and contrasting the stories. Have the students write their names under their favorite Little Red Hen story and review the results in large group. Post the chart on the wall for future reference.

Little Red Hen Math Activities

Little Red Hen Races
Printable Little Red Hen Races Board Game for preschool and kindergarten
Available in the Little Red Hen Math Packet located in the printables section below, the races game will help build number sense and one to one correspondence. Students will roll a die and move their playing piece towards the loaf of bread.

Little Red Hen Patterns
Printable Little Red Hen Pattern Activities for preschool and kindergarten
These printable pattern activities can be found in the Little Red Hen Math Packet available in the printables section below.

Little Red Hen Board Game
Printable Little Red Hen Board Game for preschool or kindergarten
Can you help the Little Red Hen take the wheat to the mill? This printable board game is located in the Little Red Hen Math Packet below.

Little Red Hen Number Game
Printable Little Red Hen Number Identification Game for preschool and kindergarten
This game is available {in black and white or color} in the Little Red Hen Math Packet located in the printables section below. The All by Myself! Number Identification game can be played using numbers 0-10 or numbers 0-20 depending on your student’s ability levels. The playing cards are available in black and white and color for your convenience. Also included are two printable recording sheets in black and white, one for each version of the game.

Little Red Hen Graphing
Printable Little Red Hen Graphing Activity for preschool or kindergarten
Students will enjoy rolling the cube and recording their rolls on the recording sheet. This printable activity is available in the Little Red Hen math packet located in the printables section below.

Little Red Hen Counting Book
Printable Little Red Hen Counting Book {1-5} for preschool or kindergarten
This easy to assemble book helps reinforce number sense and counting; it is available in the Little Red Hen Math Packet located in the printables section below.

Little Red Hen Printables

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Little Red Hen Literacy Packet {39 pages} $4
The characters featured in this packet are; dog, cat, and duck. Please make sure you have a version of the book that includes these characters.
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Little Red Hen Math Packet {43 pages} $4
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FREE Little Red Hen Comprehension Activity
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