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First Chapters: Fairy Tales

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This week, when you call 330-259-3394, you can listen to Jack and the Beanstalk by Mara Alperin.  You can then borrow this book, or another fairy tale from Hoopla, Libby/Overdrive or Curbside Pickup. 

The Take and Make craft bag for the week includes  a rock and items to retell the stories of The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel  Use these props to create the ‘real’ story, and then make up one of your own.   Request a Take and Make craft bag by calling 330-259-3399.


Rapunzel

Read the story of Rapunzel:

  • Call 330-259-3399 to request the book through curbside pickup.
  • Borrow the eBook through the Libby app or Overdrive
  • Borrow the eBook or Audio eBook through the Hoopla app

Help Rapunzel get out of the tower!  Can you re-tell the story with your rock?  Let her wear the golden braids and make a tower from either a toilet or paper towel paper roll. 

Make Your Own Fairytale:  What would happen if Rapunzel had Legos?  Can you help her build a bridge, steps, or a slide to get her down from the tower? 


Jack and the Beanstalk

 Read the story of Jack and the Beanstalk:

  • Call 330-259-3399 to request the book through curbside pickup.
  • Borrow the eBook through the Libby app or Overdrive
  • Borrow the eBook or Audio eBook through the Hoopla app

You can make a beanstalk out of a paper towel or toilet paper roll.  Use a doll or stuffed animal to be the Giant.  Fee-Fie-FoeFumwho will be turned into a loaf of bread in your story? 

Activity: Jack’s mother gave him a lot of responsibility with the family cow, and he traded her for beans.  How did he make that big beanstalk, anyhow?  Can you grow a beanstalk?  Place your seed on a wet paper towel tucked sideways in a glass of water.  In a few days, your bean should sprout!  You can grow it indoors in a flowerpot if you would like Or place it in a sunny location outside and water it every day.  Did you grow a beanstalk? 

Make Your Own Fairytale:  What would happen if the Giant met up with the three pigs?  


The Three Little Pigs

Read the story of The Three Little Pigs:

  • Call 330-259-3399 to request the book through curbside pickup.
  • Borrow the eBook through the Libby app or Overdrive
  • Borrow the eBook or Audio eBook through the Hoopla app

Are you ready to do some construction?  Build your little piggies three homes.  You will make one from straws, one from twigs and one from Legos.  When you blow on the different houses, what happens?  What else do you have at home that you can try to build a house with?  Q-tips?  Popsicle sticks? Envelopes? Index cards?  Books? 

Make Your Own Fairytale:  The pigs have all decided to move in together!  How would they make a home out of all the various materials you have found to use? 

 


Just for Fun

Can you find your pet in this class photo?

We hope you enjoyed this week’s story and activity!  Check back next week for a new story and craft.