Inside: Retell Room on the Broom with this fun preschool book activity
Room on the Broom.
Have you read this adorable Halloween tale?!
Not only does this story get better with every read (I credit this to the rhythm and rhyming throughout the story), but it is a fun storyline of how to be kind, compassionate and helpful.
This Room on the Broom Retell activity is this on our list of 31 Days of Halloween and you don’t want to miss it!
Lu from The Mamas Workshop and I were able to collaborate with THREE other creative bloggers for Room on the Broom.
This means you have FIVE different ways you can incorporate a story retell for perhaps the most FUN AND FANTASTIC book we’ve ever read.
What is a Book Box?
A book box is a way to help your preschooler retell a familiar story. It has supplies that can act as props for story retells.
What is IN a Book Box?
Props to retell the story
RELATED: Love books, and want to do more? See all of our Book Box ideas HERE.
WHY Use a Book Box?
By Kindergarten, children will be asked to:
With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
No, thank you.
Build up your preschoolers confidence though play before they have to meet these rigorous standards.
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SETTING UP THIS BOOK BOX WAS SO MUCH FUN!
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Paper roll was used for broomstick
1. Read, Room on the Broom several times.
2. Decorate several craft sticks to represent each character. Use the word character as you decorate, but do not worry if you preschooler doesn’t catch on. You are planting the vocabulary seed.
3. Cut slits into your paper roll for characters to sit in. I used a razor blade.
4. Reread the story using your character props! Add a character into the paper roll as they enter the story.
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As you and your preschooler reread the story, begin to place each character back onto the broom. This will also help your preschooler begin to understand story sequence.
You can make this today!
Check out these ideas from other bloggers that worked with us for October’s Book Box Activity for preschoolers!
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Room on the Broom Scavenger Hunt
Lu from The Mama Workshop.
Room on the Broom Snack Tray
Ashley from Veggies and Virtue
Room on the Broom Story Stones
Room on the Broom Broom Painting
Alison from Yoga Pants and Pearls