Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Story Play: Little Blue Truck

As I mentioned before, my son loved playing with stories in the Early Childhood class we went to this past spring. Here's our first attempt of it at home.

Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle is a favorite book in our house.  Putting together a set of toys for playing with this story was relatively easy as my son already had a dump truck and farm animals.  It took some looking to find a blue truck to use.  We also didn't have the duck or chicken in the story so I color copied an illustration and laminated them to use in our play.  We did this activity outside in the sandbox so we could make a big puddle for the story.

It was fun to work with my son to step through the story and figure out the order the other characters meet the Little Blue Truck.  He also was quite serious about the creation of the road in the sandbox for Blue to drive on.  Since he knows the story so well, at times he tended to "cruise" ahead of where I was reading and start the next part of the story.  Other times, he came over and studied the illustrations to see if he had it set up the same.

After the story all the animals decided to play in the "mud" which was just as much fun :)

In total, we read the story twice outside and then read/played it again inside in the evening.   This activity was a big hit on the Gravelly Road!

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  1. Cute idea. I love creative play. Stopping by from Pontifications of a twin mom.

  2. My girls absolutely LOVE this book! What a great way to incorporate play and one of their favorite books---we'll definitely have to give this a try! :)


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