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There was an old lady

By Tara Zandra | October 19, 2011

One of my friends is running 2 classes a month for the kids. One is American Girl Mysteries and the other is Public Speaking. Daisy’s a tad too young for AG and definitely too young for Public Speaking and there are other siblings who are also too young. So I came up with the idea to run my own class at the same time based on the “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly” book. There’s a lapbook for that book but there are also other books in the series that I’m making my own activities for. Today we did “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat.” The kids seemed to have a good time and I’m happy I came up with this class.

First we did lapbook activities based on the original book, then the kids took a break. That part didn’t occur to me, but one of the moms has a 3 year old and requested it. Glad she did because of course she’s right, they can’t do table work for 2 hours. She led them in Follow the Leader and then they ran around for another 10-minutes before we started the next book. The activities for this book are more crafty since they already did paper and pencil work for the lapbook. I had them decorate a bat cut out and also eat bats. Basically I made cinnamon sugar tortilla chips cut into the shape of bats. They all enjoyed that.

Once we were done there it was a normal day at home with lunch and lessons then dinner and dance. There may have also been cupcake decorating in there as well :)


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One Response to “There was an old lady”

  1. Mel Says:
    March 15th, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    In our old old old hs group there was a book club/presentation club and we had the littles do public speaking as young as 3 and 4. Brenna actually loved it. The littles would just hold up a picture they drew about a book they read, or the actual book they read (or was read to) and say a couple things about the characters or what they liked about it flipping through the pages. It was so cute! The littles would go first because they couldn’t sit still long enough for the older presentations so someone would then take them into another area to play a game or whatever. Anyway, I miss things like that. Where we’ve lived in recent times there are no group activities like that or even enough interest for one. Sounds fun!