Farm To Table Literacy: The Little Red Hen
Little Red Hen Discussion Questions For Preschoolers
I encourage you to not just read the book and complete the activities below, but connect with the story and the activities throughout using these questions as guides:
- By looking at the cover of the story and walking through the pages and images what do you think this story might be about?
- What do you think might happen?
- What can you tell me about these animals and where they live?
- What sounds to these animals make and how do they act?
- How do the animals work together to make a loaf of bread?
- How do you make a loaf of bread? / What is it made out of?
- Have you baked bread before?
- Have you planted a seed before?
- What happened?
- What are some other activities you’d like to learn?
- For traditional version of the book you can ask: What might the Little Red Hen’s friends do the next time she asks for help?
BAKE YOUR OWN BREAD TOGETHER
PLANT SOME WHEAT GRASS
Even more farm to table ideas:
- Visit a local You Pick farm and work with friends/family to create your own food like this strawberry jam!
- See the farm animals at a petting zoo.
Most importantly, enjoy the time snuggling and reading The Little Red Hen together! You don’t have to do it all in one day- feel free to read the book one day and do activities the next. Or read the book several times in a week and do activities sporadically as time allows. Do what works best for your family!
You might also enjoy:
- Blueberries for Sal Pretend Play Activity
- Corduroy Book Reading and Questions
- Classic Books for Early Readers