I dug through my object stash to put together story baskets for different books. I think that in the future, I’ll throw in some word cards to be matched with the objects.(Above) If You Give A Pig A Pancake:
(Above) If You Take A Mouse To School:(Above) Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type and Giggle, Giggle, Quack by Doreen Cronin (Scholastic Books).We enjoy the good old nursery rhymes and fairy tales/fables. I printed a lot of felt board templates from DTLK. The plan is to present the stories to the boys during circle time and then place the accompanying story basket on the shelf. The kids can have a blast telling the stories to themselves and each other using the cutouts on felt. Several of the stories are available here. Most of them are Aesop’s Fables, which I love because of the moral components to them.
(Above) The Goose with the Golden Egg.
I simply printed out the story cutouts, laminated them, and attached strips of sandpaper to the back of each. The sandpaper sticks fairly well to felt, especially if the felt is laid out on a flat, hard surface. I think next, I may print out sentences for each story. My oldest can lay the sentence strips out and assemble the written version of the story in order. Maybe I’ll also include a story control card.