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This week for our literacy snack idea, we’re celebrating the official arrival of fall! We will be reading, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves! Here in Phoenix, we don’t get to experience the beautiful changing of the leaves so we’re going to live vicariously through our books about fall.
This is a favorite book of the kids. They can’t get enough of the silly old lady. The old lady is back swallowing fall-themed items. What can you make from leaves, clothes, a pumpkin, and rope? That’s right, a scarecrow, and that’s what we’ll be making for our snack this week.
each student will need
1/2 of an english muffin
whipped cream cheese
5 wheat thins
small triangle piece of bell pepper
1 small twist pretzel
Using the whipped cream cheese, have the students spread it to cover the top of the english muffin. Using the cream cheese a little bit like a glue. Take the 5 wheat thins and arrange them on the top portion as his hat. Next, put the eyes on the scarecrow, his nose and break the pretzel into a shape of the mouth they want. Last add the carrot sticks as his straw coming out from under his hat.
While the kids are assembling their scarecrows, I created a free printable to go along with the book. The kids can color all of the items that the old lady swallowed in the book to make the scarecrow.
Click the green box to download the free printable.
Hopefully your kids love making the scarecrow snack as much as mine do!
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