Retell, "Caps for Sale" with June's Book Box

Retell, "Caps for Sale" with June's Book Box

By now, you may be catching on.

Every month, Lu and I from The Mama Workshop will be presenting you with two creative ways to retell a favorite book with your preschooler. Look for this on the first Sunday of every month. 

And then, things just got better. 

Ashley, from Veggies and Virtue will also be joining in the fun for a collaborating recipe! Lu and I are super excited for this extension! 

So far we have created book boxes for:

preschool books

To Recap:

What IS a Book Box? 

A book box is a way to help your preschooler retell a familiar story. It has supplies that can act as props for story retells.

What is IN a Book Box?

  • Familiar book
  • Props to retell the story

WHY Use a Book Box? 

By Kindergarten, children will be asked to:

  • With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
  • With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

  • With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.

Master now?

No, thank you.

Expose now?

Yes, please!

Build up your preschoolers confidence for when they have to meet these rigorous standards. 

This is a fun, interactive way to begin practicing this skill with your preschooler. 


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Before the Story Retell:

Read the story to your preschooler more than once. Allow them become familiar with the characters, plot, and storyline. 

"Caps for Sale" is a perfect choice for a story retell.


It is a fun, colorful story that preschoolers love.

The storyline is simple, and engaging. 

"Caps for Sale" has a lot of repetition.  

preschool books

Next fill your Book Box to retell "Caps for Sale":

  • "Caps for Saler "
  • Stacking Roll - Made from paper towel roll and egg cartons
  • Pom Poms
  • Pedler - Made from jar and shredded paper

Ready to use your Book Box?


  • AS YOU READ, USE YOUR PROPS TO SHOW the peddler and monkeys interactions with the caps. 
  • Allow your preschooler to take out the props as you read or retell the story. 
  • Add the pom poms to represent each cap as it is read in the story.
preschool books
preschool books
Preschool books

Important Tip! 

Keep your items in the book box so your preschooler can reach and use it to retell when they desire to. 

Stay tuned for more Book Boxes in the first week of July as I work with Lu again on another Book Box craft!  

Here is what Lu from The Mama Workshop created.

preschool books


Ashley from Veggies and Virtue has a RECIPE extension featuring Frozen Monkey Tails! Read more about what she has shared here! 

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