Wheat Stalk Fork Painting – Little Red Hen

Folktales are a lot of fun to learn about. There are so many to pick from. My girls really liked the Little Red Hen. Our activity this month for Poppins Book Nook was for this folktale.

Wheat Stalk Fork Painting - Little Red Hen - 3Dinosaurs.com

What I like about the story of the Little Red Hen is that you learn that you have to do hard work for something to happen. You can’t just sit around and do nothing and get something. We have been studying the Little Red Hen for a bit. I have a FREE Little Red Hen Pack.

We read The Little Red Hen (Little Golden Book). We have several different copies of the book but this is the one we used.

What you need: a foam brush, paints (yellow & brown), fork and paper.

Wheat Stalk Fork Painting - Little Red Hen - 3Dinosaurs.com

They painted the stalks of the wheat using foam brushes. We used the side of the brush so that it had a point at the top.

Wheat Stalk Fork Painting - Little Red Hen - 3Dinosaurs.com

They then used the fork at a slight angle to make the wheat at the stop of the stalks.

Wheat Stalk Fork Painting - Little Red Hen - 3Dinosaurs.com

They painted the ground under the wheat stalks.

Wheat Stalk Fork Painting - Little Red Hen - 3Dinosaurs.com

The final project:

Wheat Stalk Fork Painting - Little Red Hen - 3Dinosaurs.com

Wheat Stalk Fork Painting - Little Red Hen - 3Dinosaurs.com

You can also check out our other activity to go with the Little Red Hen.

Don’t forget the Free Little Red Hen Pack.

Here are some Folktales books that you can check out. Yes, there are some older books in this list.

Check out everyone else in the Poppins Book Nook that is going to be posting an activity:

Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ 3 Dinosaurs ~ To the Moon and Back ~ Planet Smarty Pants ~ Farm Fresh Adventures ~ Growing in God’s Grace ~ Chestnut Grove Academy ~ Learning and Growing the Piwi Way ~ The Usual Mayhem~ Preschool Powol Packets ~ Monsters Ed Homeschool Academy ~ Adventures in Mommydom ~ Teach Beside Me ~ Life with Moore Babies ~ Kathy’s Cluttered Mind ~ Are We There Yet? ~ Our Crafts N Things ~ Hopkins Homeschool ~ ABC Creative Learning ~ Joy Focused Learning ~ P is for Preschooler ~ Laugh and Learn ~ A Mommy’s Adventures ~ Inspiring 2 New Hampshire Children ~ World for Learning ~ Ever After in the Woods ~ Golden Grasses ~ Our Simple Kinda Life ~ A glimpse of our life ~ Journey to Excellence ~ Happy Little Homemaker ~ Little Homeschool Blessings ~ Simplicity Breeds Happiness ~ Raventhreads ~ Learning Fundamentals ~ Tots and Me ~ As We Walk Along The Road ~ Stir the Wonder ~ For This Season ~ Where Imagination Grows ~ Lextin Academy ~ The Canadian Homeschooler ~ School Time Snippets ~ Peakle Pie ~ Mom’s Heart ~ A Moment in our World ~ Every Bed of Roses ~ Finchnwren ~ At Home Where Life Happens ~ Suncoast Momma ~ The Library Adventure ~ Embracing Destiny ~ Day by Day in our World ~ Our Homeschool Studio ~ A “Peace” of Mind ~ Thou Shall Not Whine ~ SAHM I am ~ eLeMeNo-P Kids ~ Simple Living Mama

As with every month there is a giveaway! This months is bunble of two items!

Poppins Book Nook: Folktales - 3Dinosaurs.com

Poppins Book NookGiveaway! Every month the Poppins Book Nook group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook or product that ties in with our theme for the month. This month one lucky entrant will win a copy of the E.H.M. curriculum Journey into the World of Folktales and one copy of the book that is required to teach it called Around the World in 80 Tales by Saviour Pirotta to further their learning all about folktales.

Entrants must be 18years or older and reside in a country that receives U.S. Postal mail. This giveaway is brought to you by the company Enchanted Homeschooling Mom who is owner and founder of the Poppins Book Nook. By entering this giveaway you are also acknowledging that you have read and agree to all of the Rafflecopter terms& conditions as well as Enchanted Homeschooling Mom’s disclosures found here. Just enter the Rafflecopter below to win:

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Don’t forget to link up your Folktale activities and posts below!

Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com


About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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8 Responses to Wheat Stalk Fork Painting – Little Red Hen

  1. My favorite folktale as a child was “The Little Red Hen.” I loved how it showed hard work pays off and laziness doesn’t! 🙂

  2. I love the fork prints! That is one technique we definitely need to try!

  3. What a fun idea for a farm unit! Thanks for linking this information up with The Thoughtful Spot!

  4. I’ve never heard of fork painting, but this made really cute pictures!

  5. Jill says:

    I love the moral of this story. It is a great lesson for kids to learn at any age.

    Fork painting? What a unique way to paint Cassie!

    Thank you for helping to bring a spoonful of reading fun to the Poppins Book Nook this month!

  6. Lauren says:

    What a great painting idea- we haven’t used forks yet so I bet my kids will love giving this a try!

  7. Rebecca Ray says:

    Thanks for sharing (and for the printable pack too!). I can easily see The Little Red Hen as a great literature study for my kids, and I even have a version or two sitting on one of our bookcases! 🙂

  8. Erica Loop says:

    Love this book activity! So simple and so much fun.

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