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

story there was an old lady who swallowed a rose activitiesDo you read "There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Rose" by Lucille Colandro?

My students absolutely love this collection of stories, and they are perfect for practicing the “sequencing and retelling a story” standards.

video little old lady who swallowed a roseIf you don't have the book, and would like to familiarize yourself with the story, click this LINK to find it on YouTube.

With that in mind, I designed these quick, easy & fun storytelling "Slider" and "Wheel" craftivities that will help your students retell the story in the proper order.

Either craft is simple enough as a great addition to your Valentine’s Day party too.

There was an old lady who swallowed a rose activities, valentine party ideas,  valentine stories, sequencing & retelling a story activitiesFirst up, the "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose" storytelling SLIDER:

There are 4 “cover” options available:

  • There was an old lady who swallowed a rose activities, valentine party ideas,  valentine stories, sequencing & retelling a story activities2, little old lady "head options,
  • a full-body granny, plus
  • There was an old lady who swallowed a rose activities, valentine party ideas,  valentine stories, sequencing & retelling a story activitiesa rose. 

Pick your favorite or give children a choice.

All of them are easy-peasy to cut, as they are in a box shape; however, you can also choose to cut around the little old lady’s head.

There was an old lady who swallowed a rose activities, valentine party ideas,  valentine stories, sequencing & retelling a story activitiesI took pictures of both samples so that you can decide which you like best. 

There are also 2 size options available.

There was an old lady who swallowed a rose activities, valentine party ideas,  valentine stories, sequencing & retelling a story activitiesBoth heads are bigger, with a larger "slider strip", while the rose & granny's body are smaller (on a half page). They have a smaller "slider strip" as well. 

You decide which best suits your students' abilities.

Children color, cut & glue their slider strips together, then insert it into the “slits” of their cover.

As 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.

I introduce the lesson by reading the story, then share my sample with the children.

We retell the tale together, using the picture prompts on the slider.

My students now know what’s expected of them, and are very excited to transition to making a “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose” slider of their own.

As always, both color, as well as black & white patterns are included.

There was an old lady who swallowed a rose activities, valentine party ideas,  valentine stories, sequencing & retelling a story activitiesFor a quick, easy & interesting way to assess comprehension, there's a “Let’s sequence the story” worksheet, where students color and trim the picture tiles then glue them in the correct order on their worksheet.

Use the teacher’s colorful copy as a whole group sequencing activity,  by passing the cards out to your students. 

When you get to that part in the story, the child with the matching card, comes up & places it on the ordinal number mat. (Use magnet or Velcro dots to adhere the cards).

After the story, I pass the cards out to different children for a final review.

Remember to grab that teachable moment to practice ordinal numbers as well.

BThere was an old lady who swallowed a rose activities, valentine party ideas,  valentine stories, sequencing & retelling a story activitiesoth the Slider & Wheel packets include a “Here’s What Happened…” writing prompt worksheet, as another way to check comprehension, plus practice sequential writing.

Use the colorful template to do this as a whole group activity with younger kiddos, discussing beginning, middle & end.

there was an old lady who swallowed a rose wheel craft, There was an old lady who swallowed a rose activities, valentine party ideas,  valentine stories, sequencing & retelling a story activitiesFinally, the storytelling wheels are also a super-fun way for your students to practice the sequencing & retelling standards.

There are 3 wheel “cover” options to choose from.

there was an old lady who swallowed a rose wheel craft, There was an old lady who swallowed a rose activities, valentine party ideas,  valentine stories, sequencing & retelling a story activitiesChoose your favorite, or give students a choice.

When everyone is done, practice telling “There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Rose” using the manipulative.

Simply turn the wheel & call on a child to explain what’s happening in that graphic.

there was an old lady who swallowed a rose wheel craft, There was an old lady who swallowed a rose activities, valentine party ideas,  valentine stories, sequencing & retelling a story activitiesAfterwards, have students pick a partner and take turns retelling the story to each other.

Sometimes we do this with our older, reading buddies.

For more reinforcement, as well as another way to assess comprehension, I’ve also included 2, “color, cut & glue” puzzle worksheets.

there was an old lady who swallowed a rose wheel craft, There was an old lady who swallowed a rose activities, valentine party ideas,  valentine stories, sequencing & retelling a story activitiesUse the two, full-color versions for an independent puzzle center, where children arrange the pieces on a 5-piece pie grid.

There is puzzle for the first half of the story, plus another puzzle for the second half of the tale. To make this center self-correcting, number the pieces on the back using two different colors, which will make sorting easy-peasy.

there was an old lady who swallowed a rose wheel craft, There was an old lady who swallowed a rose activities, valentine party ideas,  valentine stories, sequencing & retelling a story activitiesAnother super-fun thing for students to do is to play “Speed”.  Children pick a partner & race eachother to see who will be the first to complete their puzzle. 

Add to the fun by using a dice for the first puzzle. 

Whatever number a child rolls is the number that they put on their puzzle.

If they roll a 6 they lose their turn. 

When doing the second puzzle, children play with two dice, which will help practice simple addition.

rip tear valentine, valentines day party ideas, valentine cards to make, valentine craftsToday's featured FREEBIE also has to do with Valentine's Day.

It's a simple, (rip & tear) "I love you to pieces" valentine card, that's lots of fun for your kiddos, while being a great way to help strengthen their finger muscles.

It's perfect for your valentine party day, and is generic enough so you can use it for Mother's Day, Father's Day or Grandparents Day as well.

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