The Little Red Hen Activities and Free Printables

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…

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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 and Free Printables: 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 includes a page to color on.

The Little Red Hen Activities

The Little Red Hen Activities and Free Printables: 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 includes a page to color on.
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Plant Some Wheat

Supplies:
Wheat seeds
Dirt
Water
Container to plant in (We used recycled drink mix lids)

Directions:

The Little Red Hen Activities and Free Printables: 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 includes a page to color on.

(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 Little Red Hen Activities and Free Printables: 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 includes a page to color on.

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.

The Little Red Hen Activities and Free Printables: 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 includes a page to color on.

Bake Some Bread

Supplies:
Bread dough
Olive oil
Baking tray

Directions:

The Little Red Hen Activities and Free Printables: 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 includes a page to color on.

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

The Little Red Hen Activities and Free Printables: 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 includes a page to color on.
Pin me please! 🙂
I know there are a lot of versions of The Little Red Hen. The first page in our printable has a goose, pig, and cat on it. If your book had different characters you could not use this page or you could explain to your child that the same story can be retold in different ways. You could even read several different versions of the story together to compare (we read 2 versions). Also, you can modify this page to match your child’s ability. If your child can write on their own, have them write the name of the character in the picture on the line. If your child is still learning to write, use a yellow pen to write the name, and then have the child trace it with a darker color.
 
The Little Red Hen Activities and Free Printables: 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 includes a page to color on.

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The Little Red Hen Activities and Free Printables: 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 includes a page to color on.

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3 comments

  1. These are some really great activities to go with The Little Red Hen. This is one book we are going to focus on this summer as we learn about plants. I think the children will really enjoy these printables. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing on Littles Learning Link Up last week. So glad you could join in. This week's linky is live. I would love to have you stop by when you have a chance with anything new or even old posts that are suitable for young children. Have a great evening.

  2. Thank you so much. You can´t imagine how much these activities mean to me. God bless you!

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