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The Little Red Hen 18.01.21

Project -Traditional Tales 

Text - 'The Little Red Hen' 

Literacy Activities to support 'The Little Red Hen' :

  • Listen to the story of 'The Little Red Hen' 
  • Discuss the features of the front cover ie title, illustration. Discuss the setting and the characters.
  • As you read/ listen to the story pause periodically to discuss the characters feeling and predict what might happen next.
  • At the end of the story discuss the message.  Should Red Hen have eaten all the bread? What else could she have done?  What would you do? 
  • Sequence pictures or use puppets to retell the story.
  • Watch the song (in resources) this give an alternative version - discuss similarities and differences.  Which ending do you prefer and why?
  • Look at the words in the story - model reading from left to right.  Are there any familiar letters can you spot?  Some children are beginning to recognise the sight words that we call 'tricky words' - I to no go the into.  Can you see any of these words as you look through the book?


Maths Activities : 

  • Make bread - weighing and measuring ingredients 
  • Make play dough bread. Use your teddies at home to have a tea party - use mathematical language as you count and compare sizes.  Use different shaped cutters eg circles, triangles etc.  Maybe, make a dough pizza - cut into halves and quarters, compare sizes are they equal?
  • Complete the 'I Spy', counting & recording worksheet (in resources).


Creative Activities: 

  • Listen to and join in with the song (in resources)
  • Make wooden spoon characters
  • Split pin characters
  • Paint/ draw/ colour characters and scenes from the story.
  • Use flour to bake eg bread, cake, pizza, pies
  • Create a farmyard scene (ideas in resources)


In addition:

Phonics & Handwriting Activities and ways to support at home can be found by clicking on and browsing the 'Handwriting' and 'Phonics' folders.