The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything Activities

Get ready for a spook-tacular storytelling session with our The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything activities for an autumn-azing, interactive read-aloud that’s all treats, no tricks! 

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43 pages

Grades PreK-3


Are you ready to make your Halloween hootin’ good and your fall festivities fabulously fun? Say hello to our downloadable pack of The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything activities! Tailored just for your fearless learners, this pack is brimming with boisterous and bewitching Halloween activities that perfectly pair with the tale of our fearless Little Old Lady. 

Our The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything activities are an educational escapade bursting with bone-rattling fun. They’ll not only entertain, but they’ll also improve literacy skills. Young learners will draw, trace, and color story elements to build fine motor skills. From tackling reading comprehension questions to diving into discussion prompts, your bewitched bookworms will become masters of meaning. It’s a cornucopia of skills, sealed with seasonal spirit! 

As a result of the included activities, students will be able to:

  • draw and color elements from the story.
  • trace words.
  • build complete sentences.
  • sequence the story.
  • draw and write about the story’s problem and solution.
  • answer reading comprehension questions.
  • write sentences with story vocabulary.
  • define and draw story vocabulary.
  • alphabetize words.
  • complete a scarecrow craft!
  • apply writing skills with included writing templates and prompts.
  • practice reading comprehension with included discussion questions for beginning, middle, and end of the book.
  • engage in social skills with whole group prompts and activities.
  • develop fine motor skills with coloring, tracing, cutting, and gluing activities.
  • complete a fall puzzle with digital tools.
  • participate in movement activities related to the story.
  • go on a sound scavenger hunt.

Unveil the fall fun with these ghoulishly great storytelling exercises that’ll have your kiddos giggling like goblins! Don’t just read it—rock it and roll into the season with a pack that’s got more treats than tricks!

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About the Book

"Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything!" But one autumn night, on a woodsy path near her cottage, with the wind whipping about and the moonlight winking through the trees, the little old lady heard clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap. And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life! With bouncy refrains and classic art, this timeless Halloween story is the perfect read-aloud. 

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