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Are you ready for summer? How about a vacation? We’re going to have our beach fun today as we read, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Shell! by Lucille Colandro.
In this fun rhyming book of the classic song, the old lady swallows a bunch of beach items and ultimately builds a sandcastle in the end! So to go with our story today, we’ll be building our very own sandcastle snack!
These resources work well with the blog post.
Each student will need:
1 small rectangle of cheese.- I took an 8oz bar of cheese and sliced it into pieces.
This snack is very open-ended and allows your student to create their own sandcastle. They can break their graham crackers into as many or as few pieces as they’d like and build a castle of their own. I love seeing how everyone’s creations turn out differently!
I made a free printable to go along with the book for your little learners to work on too. They will get to color each of the items that the old lady swallowed in the book. This is a great sequencing and retelling activity. You can have them color in the items as you read the story or see if they can retell you the order of the book as they color while enjoying their snack.
You can download the free printable from my TeachersPayTeachers store by clicking the green box below.
If you’re looking for some other books to read for summer, you might also like our literacy snack idea to go along with Blueberries For Sal. You can check that out here.
What are some of your other favorite picture books to celebrate summer?
See you next time!