• Story of the Week: Hansel and Gretel

This week we are looking at Hansel and Gretel.

Here are some websites that tell the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSQo3DoleCA

Comprehension Questions (for discussion):

Who are the characters in the story?

Can you describe the setting in the story?

What is the problem in the story?

If you were Hansel and Gretel, would you have gone into the candy house?

How does the story end?

Letters and Sounds: This is a long video but you can break it up by letters/sounds and stop it whenever you want: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_AlarTYh_M

Writing Topics:

Draw a picture of your favorite character and write a sentence telling why they are your favorite:

My favorite character is __________ because __________.

If you were Hansel, what would you use to find your way back home and why?

If I was Hansel, I would use __________ to find my way back because __________________.

Try and convince the witch to eat something else instead of children.

You should eat ______________ instead of children because ______________________.

Origami Witch:

Make a witch out of paper. Watch the video to show you how.

https://www.artforkidshub.com/how-to-fold-an-origami-witch-easy/

Art: Draw Characters/Items from Hansel and Gretel

Draw an ice cream tower: https://www.artforkidshub.com/how-to-draw-small-ice-cream-tower-folding/

Don’t forget to put a setting/background in your drawing.

Math:

Count to 100 Super-Fast Challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr6SI1qwBPs

Dance and Sing:

STEAM Challenge: Paper Cylinder Flier

Ask: Hansel and Gretel are lost and need help. They need to send a message to their father to help them find their way home.  How can you create a cylinder flier out of one sheet of paper and tape that can travel at least 10 feet?

Imagine: Think of what would make your flier go the furthest distance.

Plan: Draw/sketch what your cylinder flier will look like.

Create: Make it! Don’t forget to color/decorate your paperJ!

Test: Throw your flier and see if it goes 10 feet? 20 feet?

Redesign: If it did not work can you try again? Why do you think it did not work? If it did work, can you make it even better?

Present: Send me a picture or a video and share with me how it went.