Today, we’re lucky to be included in an awesome blog hop with over 30 other bloggers who are featuring fun and creative Halloween activities that go along with some of the spookiest books around!
Check out our spin on one of our favorite fall books: The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything and then be sure to scroll down to see some of the other great ideas for reading and playing with your little one!
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WHAT YOU’LL NEED: Printable craft, crayons, scissors, glue, The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
WHAT TO DO:
First, read the adorable book! It’s always been one of my favorites and kids love it when I teach them how to follow along and do each of the motions that are repeated throughout the story:
Shoes: Stomp your feet
Pants: Wiggle your whole body
Shirt: Shake your arms
Hat: Nod your head
Gloves: Clap your hands
After you’ve read the book and the kids have learned all of the motions, give each child a copy of the printable craft. Have them color the clothing like the illustrations in the book.
Then, have the kids cut on the thick black lines so that each of the pieces of clothing is on its own strip of paper. Read through the pages of the book where each piece of clothing is introduced, see if the kids can remember the movements above, and glue the right piece of clothing onto the right part of the scarecrow as you read.
Cut out white felt gloves to add to the scarecrows so they look like the one in the book! Glue on some small pieces of raffia to look like hay peeking out of the scarecrow’s collar and sleeves!
HOW TO CHANGE IT UP:
-Highlight the thick black lines with a different color so kids are clear on where they should cut.
-For toddlers and kids who aren’t able to cut yet, cut the pieces out for them and have them dress up their scarecrow by gluing the clothing in the right places on the body.
-Get a little more practice with scissors with these tips and activities!
-Check out our winter printable craft for kids for more seasonal cutting practice!
SKILL AREAS ADDRESSED: Fine motor skills, visual motor integration, grasp, visual perceptual skills, proprioception, gross motor skills, coordination, motor control
This post is part of an AWESOME Halloween Read and Play Blog Hop. Make sure to check out the other book based activities from fantastic bloggers!
One Time Through- Magic School Bus: Haunted Museum- Spooky Sound Experiments
Planet Smarty Pants- The Picky Little Witch- Halloween Cupcakes