Spring is here and we recently Learned About Plants and have been working in our garden at home so I thought it would be fun for the kids to do some activities based on The Little Red Hen. (The kid’s and I love Book Themed Activities!) We planted some grain, made some bread, and did some fun free printable activities. The printables work on sequencing, counting, pre-writing, visual discrimination, and has a page to color on.
The Little Red Hen Activities
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Plant Some Wheat
Container to plant in (We used recycled drink mix lids)
(My camera’s memory card with the pictures from this activity broke so I don’t have any pictures of the start of this activity… and yes, I shed some tears for the pictures I lost :).
Wheat grows extremely fast and easily, so its the perfect plant for the kids to tend to. Soak the wheat over night to soften it. Fill your container with dirt (make sure to leave room for a final layer of dirt), sprinkle seeds on top of dirt in a thick layer, then put a final layer of dirt on the top. Water the container and place it where it will get some sunlight, watch, and wait.
The kids loved using a spray bottle to water our wheat (or each other, lol). They would check it every day to watch and see what had changed and how much the grass had grown.
Bake Some Bread
To make things simple I pulled out some frozen bread dough in the morning and let it rise. If you wanted, you could always make your own dough. Once it was ready I gave the kids a dish of olive oil so the dough didn’t stick to their hands, and a baking tray. The kids loved squeezing and pulling apart the dough. When they were finished playing they placed it on their tray in adorable little blobs and we baked them. Once they were done baking we ate them with butter and jam… yummy!
The Little Red Hen Printables
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