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Acting Out with Mother Goose
|Grades||K – 2|
|Activity Time||One to two hours|
Listening to a story is fun, especially a Mother Goose story like “The Farmer in the Dell” and “Little Miss Muffet”. Add even more fun by acting out the story after reading it. Work together to create a script and make costumes and props. Then invite others to watch and hear your story!
When children participate in storybook readings, they increase their comprehension and the sense of story structure. This helps them to more thoroughly integrate the information. Readers Theatre, role playing, or acting out a story, will fully immerse the child in the story and help with their understanding of that story and make connections to other stories.
This activity was modified from the ReadWriteThink lesson plan "Growing Readers and Writers with Help from Mother Goose."