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The Little House: Engaging Storybook-based Preschool Learning Activity Ideas

Dive into 'The Little House' for a charming educational journey, complete with six core activities and additional extensions. Utilize the story's vibrant illustrations for a rich, interactive preschool learning experience.

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The Little House by Victoria Lee Burton is a timeless children’s story with rich illustrations and packed with all sorts of learning opportunities. For the weekly activity guide, we kept it down to six activities, but we have many extension activities ideas for this book (stay tuned!).

If you have a physical version of this book, we recommend using it so you and your child can enjoy the illustrations and themes at your own pace. When watching the read-aloud below, pause often to give your child a chance to take in and discuss the beautiful pictures.

How did your child enjoy the activities this week? Let us know in the comments below!

Quick Start Guide

  1. Read by watching the read aloud video of the story for the week.
  2. Learn by building connections between concepts from the story and your child’s world through active reading.
  3. Play one of six story extension activities to engage and build upon new concepts learned.

If you are new to TigerKubz’s Storybook-based Activity Guide, read the introduction post for more details.

Listen to the Story

This Week’s Activities

H is for House

Literacy

Materials

  • Cut out the pieces from the printable.
  • Have your child assemble the house to his/her liking.
  • Construct the house as a standalone or adhere it to construction paper. Emphasize “H is for House” throughout the activity.

Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt

Science | Photo and activity by FreeKidsCrafts.com

Materials

  • Take a walk around your neighborhood and check each item off on the printable as you find them.

Transportation Shadow Matching

Brain Boosters

Materials

  • Print and cut out the vehicles.
  • Match the vehicle to its shadow.
  • For durability, laminate the mat and pieces. Use velcro dots to keep pieces in place.

Moon Phases

Science

Materials

  • Laminate or place the printable inside a ziploc bag
  • If using play dough, try to shape it to the different phases of the moon on the mat.
  • If using cookies, have your child take one big bite out of the cookie to shape it to a moon’s phase and place on the mat.

City vs. Country Settlement Planner

Social Studies | Photo and activity adapted from paper-and-glue.com

Materials

  • Assorted construction paper
  • To prep ahead, cut out various shapes (triangles, squares, circles, rectangles) of different sizes and color; otherwise, cut shapes as needed.
    (To promote independent play, prepping ahead is recommended)
  • Explain to your child that s/he is responsible for planning two different types of settlement for people to live in, a city and the countryside, using the shapes provided.
  • Discuss how each settlement is different or the same. Why would people like or dislike to live in the city? The countryside?

Apple Tree Seasons

Science

Materials

  • If using the 17 x 22 version, tape each season together to make the full apple tree and display!
  • Using the Apple Tree Lookbook as a reference, either fingerpaint or use cotton balls to create a representation of what each scene would look like each season.
  • If using the 17 x 22 version, tape each season together to make the full apple tree and display!

Read. Learn. Play.

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  • The weekly guide in PDF form that links to all the resources
  • Print ready guide to have handy
  • A story synopsis so you can get some work in while your child watches the read aloud independently
  • Detailed guided questions so you can engage in story discussions, without having to read the story
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