I love reading classic stories with my preschoolers and my son! The Little Red Hen is no different, and I love that there are so many variations out there to read. Below are Little Red Hen activities that are great for extending the book with kiddos.
Little Red Hen activities for kids
Sensory Bin Inspired by the Little Red Hen | Fun-A-Day
Create a sensory bin all about the story! Fill it with “wheat” seeds and stalks, along with the different characters. Then let the children explore to their hearts’ content.
Little Red Hen Small World Play | Fun-A-Day
Encourage children to retell the story or make up their own versions!
Retelling the Little Red Hen through Sensory Play | Fun-A-Day
Lead the kiddos in retelling The Little Red Hen using sensory materials for a very hands-on activity.
Child-Made Bulletin Board | Fun-A-Day
Work together to create a large storyboard focused on what happened in the book. Children can help write about the story, as well as create the characters for the board.
Little Red Hen Printable Picture Recipes | Pre-K Pages
Make different snacks based on different versions of The Little Red Hen! Use these free printables to engage kids in the process.
Little Red Hen Shape Craft | Fantastic Fun and Learning
Kids work on shapes and fine motor skills while creating their own version of the main character.
Little Red Hen Hand Print Art | Fun Handprint Art
Let the children use their hands as the hen as they create their own art based on the book.
Paper Plate Little Red Hen | Glued to My Crafts
Grab a paper plate to make the Little Red Hen! Perfect for acting out the story with friends.
Sentence Building and Sight Words with The Little Red Hen | Still Playing School
Work on important early literacy concepts during a retelling of the book.
Wheat Stalk Fork Painting | 3 Dinosaurs
Help kiddos create wheat field art while discussing the story’s setting.
Easy Bread Recipe for Kids | Here Come the Girls
Have children pretend to be the main character as they bake bread. Hopefully they’ll share!
The Little Red Hen Wall Collage | Artsy Craftsy Mom
Encourage kids to create their own multimedia artwork based on The Little Red Hen.
Make a Chicken Headband | Kid’s Creative Chaos
Make some headbands so the kiddos can act out the story together!
The Little Red Hen Retell Center | KindergartenWorks
Put together a center based on retelling the book. This would work well both at home and in the classroom.
Which of these Little Red Hen activities are you going to try first? Do you have other activities you’ve used to extend this story? If so, I’d love to hear about them in the comments below!
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