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We’re still in Halloween mode over here. For this weeks literacy snack idea, we’re reading another great book to help teach about sequencing and is a great story for retelling. This week, we are reading, Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson.
The story is so much fun. A friendly witch starts her travels with one friend but ends up making several more friends who help her find lost items along the way. She finds room on her broom for all the animals asking for rides, and they repay her kindness in the end.
They even have an animated version that is free if you have Amazon Prime. It’s about 26 minutes long but is a great addition after reading the book and moving into the free printable at the bottom of this post.
For our snack this week, we’re making the wishes hat and broom.
Each student will need:
- 1 mini Reese’s cup
- 1 pretzel stick
- 1 Hershey Kiss
The class will need to share cookie decorating frosting – I grabbed mine in the Halloween baking section in Target
To make the witches hat, each student will need a chocolate cookie on their napkin. Have them unwrap the Hershey Kiss. You or a parent helper can go around with the frosting and cover the bottom of the Hershey Kiss with frosting. Then have the student turn it over carefully and swish it onto the center of the cookie turning it into a witches hat.
To make the witches broom, have the students unwrap the mini Reese’s cup and completely take it out of the wrapper. Have them carefully push the pretzel stick into the Reese’s cup turning it into the witches broom.
They are both so simple to make but are super cute and go perfectly with the book!
While your students are enjoying their fun witches snacks, I made a free printable for them to work on. They will get to practice their sequencing skills by numbering the pictures in the boxes in the order they happened in the story. They can then color the pictures.
You can download the free printable to go along with the book from my TeachersPayTeachers store below.
Do you have some other fun activities you like to do in the classroom during the month of October?
I hope your students enjoy their fun witches hat and broom snacks!
See you next time!