I am linking up with the Frenzied SLPs for A Treat of Halloween-Themed Language Tricks & Activities for SLPs
This is one of my favorite Halloween activities for elementary. The kids fold an orange piece of paper and cut while they listen to a story. They love it! Preschoolers enjoy it too, but you will likely have to do the cutting for them.
Years ago, I downloaded this adorable little book from the Listening Room by Advanced Bionics, The Witch's New House. At the time, the activity was free. The book is by Dave Sindrey. I searched, and see it is still available to members of The Listening Tree, which has listening activities designed for children with cochlear implants. There is a membership fee now, looks like it's $49. I am not affiliated with the Listening Tree, please contact them if you are interested in the book.
The storybook is adorable, if you decide to join and get it. If not, you can make up your own story to go along with the craft.
The story centers around a tiny little witch and her even tinier little cat.They find a large piece of orange paper while out for a walk. They decided they need a new house, and proceed to work hard at making it.
I have the children fold and cut with me as I tell the story. Here's how I do it:
First, they fold the paper in half. Then they cut out a door for the witch, one for the cat, and a window too. The witch's hat doesn't fit, so they cut a triangle at the top of her door. They decide to make the roof round.When they are finished, they open up the paper, and what do you know? They have made a pumpkin house for Halloween!
My kids are so excited when they open up their house.Even my third and fourth graders! You can target wh? questions as you tell your story, then have kids re-tell the story when finished.
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