storytelling sliders

1-2-3 Come Do Some "It Looked Like Spilt Milk" Activities With Me

It looked like spilt milk activities, cloud activities, cloud centers, cloud crafts, alphabet activitities, alphabet games, alphabet centers, animal alphabetDo you read "It Looked Like Spilt Milk"  by Charles Shaw?

It’s a terrific, springtime story for introducing your study of clouds, and helps children stretch their imaginations. 

Because my Young Fives really enjoy this story, I designed several cloud-themed activities for them to transition to, after we read the tale.  They are both featured on the blog today, along with an awesome FREEBIE.

It looked like spilt milk activities, cloud activities, cloud centers, cloud crafts, alphabet activitities, alphabet games, alphabet centers, animal alphabetSince "It Looked Like Spilt Milk" is perfect for practicing the “sequencing and retelling a story” standards, I designed a quick, easy and fun slider craftivity, which will help your students retell the story in the proper order.

There are 2 outside slider options to choose from.

One features a cloud, the other a square with a spilled milk "splat". 

I chose blue construction paper, to resemble the story as well as the color of the sky.

It looked like spilt milk activities, cloud activities, cloud centers, cloud crafts, alphabet activitities, alphabet games, alphabet centers, animal alphabetPick your favorite or give children a choice.

Students color the story elements on the “slider strip” then cut and glue it together.

There are 2 "storytelling slider strip" options as well.
One, for beginning readers, has the pictures labeled, while the other strip's graphics are blank.

As they pull on the end of the “slider-strip” the various “cloud” pictures go through the “window”, so that children can take turns retelling the story to a partner or reading buddy, then take their craftivity home to share with their family, once again practicing these standards.

I introduce the lesson by reading the book ”It Looked Like Spilt Milk”, then share my completed "slider craft” with my students.

It looked like spilt milk activities, cloud activities, cloud centers, cloud crafts, alphabet activitities, alphabet games, alphabet centers, animal alphabetAfter I read the story, we retell the tale together, using the picture prompts on my slider.

I have them guess which story element they think comes next, before I pull the picture through the “window”.

My students now know what’s expected of them, and are very excited to transition to making an “It Looked Like Spilt Milk” storytelling slider of their own.

Storytelling sliders are also an easy & interesting way to assess comprehension.

It looked like spilt milk activities, cloud activities, cloud centers, cloud crafts, alphabet activitities, alphabet games, alphabet centers, animal alphabetI’ve included a “Let’s “sequence the story” activity for this, where students color and trim the picture “windows” then glue them in the correct order on their worksheet.

It looked like spilt milk activities, cloud activities, cloud centers, cloud crafts, alphabet activitities, alphabet games, alphabet centers, animal alphabetThere’s also a “Here’s What Happened…” writing prompt worksheet, as another way to check comprehension, plus practice sequential writing, hopefully using a variety of ordinal numbers and other transitions. 

Finally, I thought it would be fun to practice upper and lowercase letters with a "cloud alphabet", which also includes an "animal cloud" for each letter as well.

The "Cloud-Themed Alphabet Packet" includes:
It looked like spilt milk activities, cloud activities, cloud centers, cloud crafts, alphabet activitities, alphabet games, alphabet centers, animal alphabet* An “Alpha Clouds” (color, trace & write) booklet.

With 4 pages on one, to make a "just-the-right-size", mini booklet.

It looked like spilt milk activities, cloud activities, cloud centers, cloud crafts, alphabet activitities, alphabet games, alphabet centers, animal alphabet*An “ABC Animal Clouds” booklet, with the same above format.

It looked like spilt milk activities, cloud activities, cloud centers, cloud crafts, alphabet activitities, alphabet games, alphabet centers, animal alphabet* A boy & girl “Look at my cloud name” worksheet craftivity.

* 3 sets of alpha-cloud cards for upper & lowercase letters.

* 2 sets of animal cloud cards. There is a “cloud animal” for each letter of the alphabet.


* There are also matching animal word cards, which will provide more ways to play “Memory Match” and “I Have; Who Has?games.

It looked like spilt milk activities, cloud activities, cloud centers, cloud crafts, alphabet activitities, alphabet games, alphabet centers, animal alphabet* Children can also pick a picture card and describe the animal using 1-3 adjectives OR…
* Pick a word card and use it in a sentence. OR…
* Students can arrange the letter and/or word cards in alphabetical order.

It looked like spilt milk activities, cloud activities, cloud centers, cloud crafts, alphabet activitities, alphabet games, alphabet centers, animal alphabet-Use the “Kaboom!” cards to add to the fun.
-Use the cover to make an “Itty Bitty” booklet.

* I’ve also included a 5-page, tip list of other games and things you can use the cards for.

* 2 poster poems to introduce the lesson

It looked like spilt milk activities, cloud activities, cloud centers, cloud crafts, alphabet activitities, alphabet games, alphabet centers, animal alphabetThese activities can be used for independent centers, whole group activities, Daily 5 word work, early finishers, homework, or tossed in a sub tub.

number posters, 10 frame activities, math centersToday's featured FREEBIE is a set of number posters.  

These anchor charts are perfect for a math bulletin board that you can refer to daily and review:

It looked like spilt milk activities, cloud activities, cloud centers, cloud crafts, alphabet activitities, alphabet games, alphabet centers, animal alphabet* fractions, colors, patterns, telling time, fact families, money, tally marks, ordinal numbers, measurement with a ruler, +1 addition, sequencing numbers, counting groups and sets of objects, and using a ten frame for addition or subtraction.

It looked like spilt milk activities, cloud activities, cloud centers, cloud crafts, alphabet activitities, alphabet games, alphabet centers, animal alphabetWell that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by. My feet have hit the floor running, as I'm watching 3 of my grandchildren today.

They are age 4, 2 and 1, so it will be a busy day of play, filled with lots of fun and giggles.   Wishing you a love-filled day.

"Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you’re just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric." ~Pam Brown

1-2-3 Come Do Some Little Old Lady Storytelling Crafts With Me 

little old lady who swallowed a fly activities, storytelling sliders, storytelling crafts, the little old lady who swallowed a bat activities, halloween stories, sequencing a story activities, retelling a story activities, halloween games, halloween activities, pumpkin games, pumpkin centersDo you read the book "There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly?"  My kiddos absolutely LOVE this story; it's perfect for practicing the "sequencing and retelling a story" standards too.

little old lady who swallowed a fly activities, storytelling sliders, storytelling crafts, the little old lady who swallowed a bat activities, halloween stories, sequencing a story activities, retelling a story activities, halloween games, halloween activities, pumpkin games, pumpkin centersLucille Colandro has also written a cute Halloween version: "There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat", which my students also enjoy. 

If you haven't read it, click the link to see a short  YouTube video of the story, which is set to music.

little old lady who swallowed a fly activities, storytelling sliders, storytelling crafts, the little old lady who swallowed a bat activities, halloween stories, sequencing a story activities, retelling a story activities, halloween games, halloween activities, pumpkin games, pumpkin centersWith that in mind, I designed two storytelling sliders, which make a quick, easy and fun craftivity children can transition to after you read the stories. 

Choose your favorite, or give your students a choice. Children color the objects on the “slider strip” then cut and glue it together.

little old lady who swallowed a fly activities, storytelling sliders, storytelling crafts, the little old lady who swallowed a bat activities, halloween stories, sequencing a story activities, retelling a story activities, halloween games, halloween activities, pumpkin games, pumpkin centersAs they pull on the end of the “slider” the various pictures go through the ”window”, so that children can take turns retelling the story to a partner or reading buddy, then take their “Little Old Lady” craftivity home to share with their family, once again practicing these standards.

Storytelling sliders are also an easy & interesting way to assess comprehension.

cover there was an old lady fly craft copyI’ve included a “sequence the story” worksheet for this, where students color and trim the picture “windows” then glue them in the correct order on the blank worksheet.

I introduce the lesson by reading the story, then share my completed "slider craft” with my students.  So that you can quickly and easily make an example, I’ve included a full-color slider pattern.

little old lady who swallowed a fly craftAfter I read the story, we retell the tale together using the picture prompts on my slider.

I have them guess which object they think the little old lady ate next, before I pull the picture through the “window”.

My students now know what’s expected of them, and are very excited to transition to making a slider of their own.

little old lady who swallowed a fly activities, storytelling sliders, storytelling crafts, the little old lady who swallowed a bat activities, halloween stories, sequencing a story activities, retelling a story activities, halloween games, halloween activities, pumpkin games, pumpkin centersI’ve also included a “Here’s What Happened…” writing prompt worksheet, as another way to check comprehension plus practice sequential writing, hopefully using a variety of ordinal numbers or other transitions.  

Reading both stories on two different days, also provides you with an opportunity to do some comparison and contrast activities.  We also graph which one was our favorite.

Halloween games, pumpkin games, halloween party ideas, math games for October, fall math centers, dice games that teach Today's FREEBIE is a packet with 7 pumpkin-themed games in it,  perfect for Halloween week or party day. 

little old lady who swallowed a fly activities, storytelling sliders, storytelling crafts, the little old lady who swallowed a bat activities, halloween stories, sequencing a story activities, retelling a story activities, halloween games, halloween activities, pumpkin games, pumpkin centersWell that's it for today. Thanks for popping in.

I have lots of errands on my "to do" list, so my feet have hit the floor running this morning.  Wishing you a pleasant and productive day.

 "Colorful leaves, light breeze, bare trees...it must be autumn!" -Unknown

1-2-3 Come Do A Storytelling Craft With Me  

activities for The little old lady who wasnt afraid of anything, pumpkin crafts, pumpkin stories, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow stories, Halloween activities, Halloween stories, halloween crafts, storytelling slidersDo you read “The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid Of Anything” by Linda Williams? 
It’s perfect for practicing the “sequencing and retelling a story” standards.

With that in mind, I designed this quick, easy and fun storytelling “slider” craftivity, that will help your students retell the tale in the proper order.

activities for The little old lady who wasnt afraid of anything, pumpkin crafts, pumpkin stories, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow stories, Halloween activities, Halloween stories, halloween crafts, storytelling slidersChildren color the objects on the “slider strip” then cut and glue it together.

activities for The little old lady who wasnt afraid of anything, pumpkin crafts, pumpkin stories, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow stories, Halloween activities, Halloween stories, halloween crafts, storytelling slidersAs they pull on the end of the “slider” the various pictures go through the ”window”, so that children can take turns retelling the story to a partner or reading buddy, then take their “Little Old Lady” home to share with their family, once again practicing these standards.

Storytelling sliders are also an easy & interesting way to assess comprehension.

activities for The little old lady who wasnt afraid of anything, pumpkin crafts, pumpkin stories, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow stories, Halloween activities, Halloween stories, halloween crafts, storytelling slidersI’ve included a “sequence the story” worksheet for this, where students color and trim the picture “windows” then glue them in the correct order on the blank worksheet.

I introduce the lesson by reading ”The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid Of Anything”, then share my completed "slider craftivity” with my students.

So that you can quickly and easily make an example, I’ve included a full-color slider pattern.

activities for The little old lady who wasnt afraid of anything, pumpkin crafts, pumpkin stories, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow stories, Halloween activities, Halloween stories, halloween crafts, storytelling slidersAfter I read the story, we retell the tale together using the picture prompts on my slider. I have them guess which object they think comes next, before I pull the picture through the “window”.

My students now know what’s expected of them, and are very excited to transition to making a slider of their own.

I’ve also included a “Here’s What Happened…” writing prompt worksheet, as another way to check comprehension plus practice sequential writing, hopefully using a variety of ordinal numbers or other transitions. 

activities for The little old lady who wasnt afraid of anything, pumpkin crafts, pumpkin stories, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow stories, Halloween activities, Halloween stories, halloween crafts, storytelling slidersToday's featured FREEBIE is entitled "Halloween Boo Boos" .

For a fun language arts activity for Halloween, have your students become the teacher.  Pass out the ghostly paper then set a timer.  How many boo boos can they find before the timer rings?

Students circle the mistakes and then write a corrected sentence.  You decide what sentences you want your students to correct.  They circle those numbers and then begin the game. 

activities for The little old lady who wasnt afraid of anything, pumpkin crafts, pumpkin stories, scarecrow crafts, scarecrow stories, Halloween activities, Halloween stories, halloween crafts, storytelling slidersWell that's it for today. Thanks for popping in. Dashing this off before I turn in for the night.

I have a bit of a cold, and am hoping a good night's sleep will perk me up in the morning.  Wishing you a pleasant and relaxing evening.

"There is a harmony in autumn, and a lustre in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!" -Percy Bysshe Shelley

1-2-3 Come Make Some Storytelling Sliders With Me 

storytelling sliders, pete the cat activities, polar bear what do you see activities, poloar bear crafts, if you give a mouse a cookie activities, mice crafts, mice activities, polar bear activities, brown bear what do you see activities, back to school writing prompts, back to school crafts, back to school icebreakers, selfie craft, selfie writing promptSince the "Brown Bear What Do You See?" and Pete the Cat's "I Love My White Shoes" storytelling sliders that I designed this month, have been so popular, I decided to make one for"Polar Bear What Do You Hear?"

storytelling sliders, pete the cat activities, polar bear what do you see activities, poloar bear crafts, if you give a mouse a cookie activities, mice crafts, mice activities, polar bear activities, brown bear what do you see activities, back to school writing prompts, back to school crafts, back to school icebreakers, selfie craft, selfie writing promptWhile working on the polar bear this week, I had a request from Enadia in Michigan, for a sequencing craft for "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie". 

When I told her about the storytelling sliders, she loved the idea, and thought it would be perfect for her "kinder kids", thus "Cookie Mouse" was born. 

Today's blog features my newest sliders, along with a fun FREEBIE. 

storytelling sliders, pete the cat activities, polar bear what do you see activities, poloar bear crafts, if you give a mouse a cookie activities, mice crafts, mice activities, polar bear activities, brown bear what do you see activities, back to school writing prompts, back to school crafts, back to school icebreakers, selfie craft, selfie writing promptFirst up is the "Polar Bear What Do You Hear?" storytelling slider.  It’s one of my students' all-time favorite stories and perfect for practicing the “sequencing and retelling a story” standards, or introducing verbs and onomatopoeia to older students, as animals roar, hiss, snort and snarl.

I also use “Polar Bear What Do You Hear?” and “Brown Bear What Do You See?” when we’re studying the 5 senses.

If your kiddos are like mine, I know that they will enjoy making this hands-on craftivity, that will help them retell the story in the proper sequential order.

There are several bear options. I’ve included a large, full-page pattern for teachers, as well as a smaller, 2-on-a-page pattern for your students.

storytelling sliders, pete the cat activities, polar bear what do you see activities, poloar bear crafts, if you give a mouse a cookie activities, mice crafts, mice activities, polar bear activities, brown bear what do you see activities, back to school writing prompts, back to school crafts, back to school icebreakers, selfie craft, selfie writing promptChildren color the story characters on the “slider strip” then cut and glue it together.

As they pull on the end of the “slider” the various pictures go through the bear’s “tummy window”, so that children can take turns retelling the story to a partner or reading buddy, then take their polar bear home to share with their family, once again practicing these standards.

Storytelling sliders are also an easy & interesting way to assess comprehension
I’ve included a “sequence the story” slider worksheet for this, where students color and trim the picture “windows” then glue them in the correct order on the blank strip.

I introduce the lesson by reading ”Polar Bear What Do You Hear?”, then share my completed "slider craftivity” with my students.
So that you can quickly, and easily make an example, I’ve included a full-color slider pattern.

After I read the story, we retell the tale together, using the picture prompts on my slider.
I have them guess which animal they think comes next before I pull the picture through the “window”.

My students now know what’s expected of them, and are very excited to transition to making a Polar Bear story slider of their own.

storytelling sliders, pete the cat activities, polar bear what do you see activities, poloar bear crafts, if you give a mouse a cookie activities, mice crafts, mice activities, polar bear activities, brown bear what do you see activities, back to school writing prompts, back to school crafts, back to school icebreakers, selfie craft, selfie writing promptI’ve also included a “Here’s What Happened…” writing prompt worksheet, as another way to check comprehension plus practice sequential writing, hopefully using a variety of ordinal numbers or other transitions.  

"Cookie Mouse"  follows the same format as the polar bear slider packet, but I've also inlcuded another idea, that will be included in any new story telling sliders that I create. 

storytelling sliders, pete the cat activities, polar bear what do you see activities, poloar bear crafts, if you give a mouse a cookie activities, mice crafts, mice activities, polar bear activities, brown bear what do you see activities, back to school writing prompts, back to school crafts, back to school icebreakers, selfie craft, selfie writing promptBesides assessing comprehension via making the "color, cut & glue" slider, or completing the "Here's What Happened" writing prompt, I designed a "Sequence the Story" worksheet. 

Children simply color, cut and glue the story element pictures to their worksheet in the correct order.  This way, teachers can read the story, have children make their slider, review the sequence with the craft, then assess comprehension with the worksheet.  

I'm currently working on a storytelling slider for The Very Busy Spider, and will be making one for "The Jacket I Wear In The Snow" as well.  I welcome requests for any other stories you'd like a slider for. They really are a super-fun way for students to practice those sequencing and retelling a story standards. 

storytelling sliders, pete the cat activities, icebreakers, first day of school activities, polar bear what do you see activities, poloar bear crafts, if you give a mouse a cookie activities, mice crafts, mice activities, polar bear activities, brown bear what do you see activities, back to school writing prompts, back to school crafts, back to school icebreakers, selfie craft, selfie writing promptIn case you weren't aware of it, whenever I put something new in my shop, it's on sale (for a dollar off) for 48 hours. Since most of my packets are just $2.95, this is almost 50% off, so the sliders are only $1.95 right now.

Today's featured FREEBIE is a sweet "My Selfie" packet.    Do you have your kiddos draw a self portrait during the first week of school?  Do you take a photograph of their first day?

storytelling sliders, pete the cat activities, icebreakers, first day of school activities, polar bear what do you see activities, poloar bear crafts, if you give a mouse a cookie activities, mice crafts, mice activities, polar bear activities, brown bear what do you see activities, back to school writing prompts, back to school crafts, back to school icebreakers, selfie craft, selfie writing promptWhy not hop on the "selfie" rage and use these cute worksheets for your kiddos to do their work on.  They're sure to become a keepsake. Completed projects make an adorable bulletin board too.

Well that's it for today. I have a very long "to do" list of errands, so time to put my zoom-zoom hat on and get cracking!  Wishing you a productive day.

"The best way to predict your future is to create it!" -Abraham Lincoln

 

 

 

 

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