The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything Activities for Kids!
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams is a wonderful seasonal picture book for kids. The book is beautifully illustrated and the story line has a real plot that compels kids to participate. Come read, move, create, sequence the story, and play with Wikki Stix this fall!
Creating and Sequencing The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything with Wikki Stix!
Show the children the cover of the book. Ask the children what they think the book is about. Read the story to the children and then discuss the various items the little old lady comes across on the path. The book is interactive and invites the children to move and play along as the items clap, wiggle, and more!
Discuss the end of the story. Were the children surprised by the scarecrow ending?
Talk about the various items introduced in the book and what movement/words are associated with each item:
- Shoes – Clomp, Clomp
- Shirt – Shake, Shake
- Pants – Wiggle, Wiggle
- Hat – Nod, Nod
- Gloves – Clap, Clap
- Pumpkin Head – says, “BOO!”
Re-telling and Sequencing the Story with Wikki Stix Created Puppets:
- Assorted colors of Wikki Stix (including black and white)
- Craft Sticks or Cake Pop Sticks
Set a copy of the book and all supplies out on a table as an invitation for the kids to create each of the items in the book with Wikki Stix. Note: there is no wrong or right way to create with Wikki Stix. Each created item will be unique to the abilities of the children creating. As the children finish creating, press each item onto a craft stick or cake pop stick. There is no need for glue or tape as Wikki Stix will adhere to the sticks with finger-tip pressure. As kids become familiar with the story, invite them to re-tell and sequence the story using the Wikki Stix created stick puppets. Wikki Stix is durable and can be used over and over throughout the fall.
Assembling the Scarecrow:
As the children finish retelling the book with the Wikki Stix created puppets, have them use the individual parts to assemble their own scarecrow. Kids can then label the parts of the Wikki Stix created scarecrow after assembly (see photo).
Extension Idea: Use the Wikki Stix created puppets and invite kids to put on a puppet show for other family members or peers.
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams is a FUN book for fall reading and creating. When kids create, re-tell stories, and play, literacy comes to life with Wikki Stix!
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