Click here or on the picture above to download the free Little Red Riding Hood puppets.
Little B and I have been having a lot of fun with fairy tales lately. First we did a unit on Little Red Riding Hood, then a unit on Jack and the Beanstalk. I’ll be posting more about the Jack and the Beanstalk unit soon. I’m following Little B’s lead on this and we’ve been playing with Jack and the Beanstalk for several weeks. I wrote a retelling of the story and checked out three other versions from the library. I think I’ve read Jack and the Beanstalk at least 40 times now, lol. She just requested two days ago that we do The Gingerbread Man next, so I’ve been working on getting a unit ready for that story.
It’s amazing how much she has been enjoying this and I want to share some of the black and white puppets from the units. Today I’m sharing the Little Red Riding Hood puppets and story and sometime soon I’ll write up a post on our Jack and the Beanstalk fun and post those puppets too. I’d be happy for other little learners to have even half as much fun as my own Little Blessing has had with them.
The pdf has suggestions for using the puppets and instructions for making your own feltboard, if you are so inclined. When Little B and I started playing with the stories we did what I call ‘paper retelling’, which is simply cutting out black and white pictures of the story and using them as puppets to play and retell the story. She loved it just as much when we were doing the paper retelling as she does now that I’ve started making the puppets in color and laminating them for our feltboard. The units I’m making include other activities for literacy, Math, and Science, as well as crafts and file folder games. She enjoys these too, but the heart of the units is the retelling play.
As usual, please respect copyright. I’m sharing these free for personal use in your home or classroom only. I’d love if you want to share these with other people on the web, but please link here and not directly to the document, it’s just common courtesy. This way if someone would like to comment or ask a question they can.
To learn more about the Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk units click here or you can see them at Currclick. You have the chance to preview the entire product at Currclick. The units are intended for PreK, Kindergarten, and 1st grade students. They have color puppets, as well as the black and white. They are intended to be used over a two week period and have lots of hands-on fun with crafts, file folder games, and literacy, Science, and Math activities. The units are $3.50 each, or they can be bundled together 2 for $5.00. The next unit coming up is The Gingerbread Man! It should be published and ready to go within the next week or two.