Little Red Riding Hood is a beloved children's story with a moral to teach. At least on the surface, this story is about a little girl who sets out through the woods to her grandmother's cottage, only to be threatened by a sneaky wolf who is up to no good. Like many children's stories in this vein, the moral, or lesson, of the story is to teach young children not to trust total strangers.
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Use Photoshop, or a similar graphics program like GIMP, to create a one-of-a-kind storybook based on Little Red Riding Hood. You can even place your preschool students' faces on characters in the story using pictures taken in class. Alternately, you can have the children dress up in costumes from the story and use these photos on one page in your storybook with text on the opposite page.
There are a couple of approaches that you can choose from to present the story of Little Red Riding Hood as a play. The first is to ask staff or parent volunteers to help you put on a production of the story for your preschoolers. The second approach is to have your preschoolers put on a simplified version of the story. For these children, write a script that allows different children to play the same character. For example, one child playing Little Red Riding Hood says a line or two and then another child takes over.
Ask students to help colour poster cutouts of the characters, as well as background scenery from the story. The cutouts can then be placed on the wall in your preschool classroom. Another idea is to purchase poster boards and then ask children to create a map that depicts the story. Since Little Red Riding Hood is a story of a journey, children can really get creative with the map, adding trees, birds, the characters and finally the cottage where the story ends. You may want to create the characters in a graphics program and then print, cut out and laminate each character so that they are separate from the background that the children coloured. This will allow you to tell the story using the poster and your character cutouts as visual aids.
Use craft materials to create dolls of characters from the story. Use a non-patterned white or grey cloth for this project. Let the children cut out simple shapes from the cloth that can then be sewn together by you. Before the last stitches are in place, the children can stuff the dolls with cotton. Once you have sewn the stuffing hole shut, the children can use fabric paint to give the dolls features like shirts, skirts and faces.
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