How 3 Blocks Will Help Retell A Long Winter's Nap

How 3 Blocks Will Help Retell A Long Winter's Nap

Inside: A Long Winter's Nap Book Activity for Preschoolers

What if I told you that you could retell a favorite book using THREE BLOCKS? 

You heard me right. 

Just three blocks can retell a favorite preschool book. 

WHY? 

Because preschoolers like tangible objects they can hold, move and manipulate. Objects do not have to be fancy, expensive or perfect. They simply just need to be held. 

A Long Winter's Nap

What's Important to a Preschool Story Retell? 

The Beginning, Middle, and End. 

That's right! 

The beginning, middle, and end.

WHY? 

By Kindergarten, children will be asked to with prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

Kindergarteners will also be asked to With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.

Details stem from the beginning, middle, and ending of a story. 

If you love preschool activities from books, you will love this round-up of 20+ Super Fun Book Activities. 

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A Loud Winter's Nap is the perfect book for winter.

You can also keep all your supplies for January's Book Box in one container. This way, your preschooler has access to retelling A Long Winter's Nap over and over again

A Long Winter's Nap Book Activity

Are you thinking, "Book Box? What is a Book Box?"

Allow me to back up. 

Every month Lu, The Mama Workshop, and I team up with other talented bloggers to create a monthly book box. Together, we post at the same time, the first Sunday of each month the features book and preschool activity.

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.

    You will love this collection of preschool book activities for story retell here! 

A Loud Winter's Nap activity

Supplies:

I also quickly sketched three scenes from the book.

One from the beginning, one from the middle, and one from the end. - remember preschoolers are not looking for perfection! They will be impressed with your quick sketches. 

A Loud Winter's Nap Activity

How to Play:

  • Read A Loud Winter's Nap multiple times. 
  • Write beginning, middle and on large white paper. Add illustrations if you find them useful. 
  • As you reread the story, begin to place the blocks on the beginning, middle, and the end of the story. 
  • Using a tangible object as you discuss beginning, middle and end will help the concept "stick". 
  • Once finished reading, go over each part of the story sharing what you remember about the beginning, middle, and end.  

Now, who wants even more fun?

This month we teamed up with The Mama Workshop and Michelle Dillon.

Check out Lu's Turtle Craft! 

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