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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick

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Printables, Activities, Centers


Easter, Vocabulary, Writing

If There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick by Lucille Colandro is on your Easter read-aloud list; these activities are great skill practice story extensions! Students will enjoy a variety of reading, writing, math, and craft activities.

Can you tell me more about the types of reading activities?

There are activities to practice retelling, sequencing, vocabulary, and rhyming.

* Cut and paste pictures with ordinal numbers

* Hands-on “Feed the Old Lady” with retelling strips

* Sequencing cut and paste with writing lines

* Write the Room with story vocabulary
* Rhyming card game

* Vocabulary word search

How is writing incorporated?
There are several writing suggestions and a variety of themed decorative writing paper. (please see preview)

What is the math connection?

There are two worksheets that can be used separately or copied front and back. One is for addition and the other subtraction; both using chick spinners to complete number sentences.

Is there a craft included like your other There Was an Old Lady sets?
Yes, there is an Easter basket craft that can be paired with one of two writing options.

There are so many activities! How do I fit them all in?

It is intended that some are presented as options, so you are not likely to use every page. One way you might utilize this There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick resource is to spread them out over the week leading up to Easter.

Monday – read the story and have students practice retelling

Tuesday – choose a writing option to begin

Wednesday – choose a math worksheet

Thursday – complete and share writing

Friday – create basket craft; complete unfinished center activities

CENTERS: Use sequencing, word search, write the room, and rhyming game for centers throughout the week.

Do you have other themed book companions?
Yes, I have similar resources for some of the other books in this series. My students have also enjoyed fairy tale book companions which are offered individually or in a bundle.

Do you have other spring resources?
Yes, you will find a variety of reading passages, math activities, writing prompts, and holiday activities for the season.

*This resource was created to be used following the reading of There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick to your class. The book is NOT included.

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3 reviews
    Cait R.
    22 Jul 2023
    Thank you for this amazing resource! It has so many great extension activities and is perfect to use around Easter.
    Ann T.
    22 Jul 2023
    I assigned this resource to some of my lower level students (I teach 2nd) and it was perfect for them! They love the story and the extension activities were perfect for them! Highly recommend!
    Kay A.
    22 Jul 2023
    This is such a fun story! The activities that accompany the book are great practice. The kiddos LOVE the “Feed the Old Lady” activity. Thank you for making learning fun for them.