I adore this Room on the Broom activity!
Have you read this adorable Halloween tale? This Room on the Broom activity will have you reading the story and crafting and retelling it as well!
This story gets better with every read. It is a fun storyline of how to be kind, compassionate, and helpful.
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What is a preschool 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
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Why use a book box?
By Kindergarten, children will be asked to:
Retell familiar stories, including key details.
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
No, thank you.
Build up your preschooler’s confidence through play before they have to meet these rigorous standards.
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Setting up this Room on the Broom activity is so much fun!
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- Room on the Broom book
- Jumbo craft sticks
- Washable Paint
- School glue
- Googly eyes
- Paper towel roll – psst. You’ll want to check out these paper tube craft ideas as well.
In fact, we have our entire collection of art and craft supplies organized in one post!
Setting up this Room on the Broom activity is a fun craft idea!
1. Read Room on the Broom several times.
2. Paint craft sticks to represent each character. Use the word character as you decorate, but do not worry if your preschooler doesn’t catch on. You are planting the vocabulary seed. I- Not sure how to paint with toddlers? I’ve got you.
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 the story sequence.
Kellie-Anne Burke says
ROOM ON THE BROOM RETELL
I just wanted to say that I did this retell activity with some adjustments with my Grade 2’s. They had really struggled with sequencing. Having something visual, that they made themselves, was perfect. They completed the written retell accurately and wrote the most they ever had. Thanks so much!
I am very grateful.
Days with Grey says
I LOVE hearing this! Thank you for taking the time to let me know!!