Here is the set of Fruit Stick Puppets that go along with The Very Hungry Duck Animal Stick Puppets. This set features the four fruits from The Very Hungry Duck –an apple, a pear, an orange, and strawberries.
You can download and print the pdf by clicking the picture above or by clicking here. Then simply color, cut along the dotted lines, and tape craft sticks to the back. Reenact the story, or make up a new story of your very own.
You can also use the Fruit Stick Puppets to help reinforce healthy eating, fruit recognition, colors and shapes, and numbers.
Watch for other activities that help make learning fun.
Stick puppets are a fun way to reinforce pre-reading and pre-writing skills and to help young children be ready to read.This set of animal stick puppets features the four characters from The Very Hungry Duck–Duck, Bunny, Puppy and Kitty.
You can download and print the pdf by clicking the picture above or by clicking here. Then simply color, cut along the dotted lines, and tape craft sticks to the back. Reenact the story, or make up a new story of your very own with the characters.
Watch for the free companion The Very Hungry Duck Fruit Stick Puppet Set, coming later this week, as well as other activities to help reinforce learning while having fun.
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Good luck, and happy reading!
“You know, Duck, it’s good that I like yellow.”
“Because I color so many pictures of you.”
“I can help.”
“You want to help color pictures?”
“Yes. I like to color.”
“Okay. Here is the yellow colored pencil.”
Duck holds the colored pencil. She works hard to color. She scribbles yellow all over her tummy.
“Phew!” Duck says. “Coloring is hard work. But it is fun!”
“It sure is. Thanks for helping, Duck.”
“Duck?” Mama asked.
“Where are you, Duck? The other kids are at school, so we can work on your coloring pages now.”
Duck didn’t answer.
Mama walked in to Duck’s room.
Duck was curled up on the floor. Her beak was tucked under her wing.
What was Duck doing?
Duck was sleeping!
“Ah, my sweet little Duck,” Mama whispered. She pulled a blanket over Duck and gave her a gentle kiss. “We can work on your coloring pages another time.”
If you would like to print and color pages from Duck’s coloring book, check out the Resources page for her free coloring pages. She and Mama will post them after her nap.
Hungry, Hungry, Hungry has been fun to write and illustrate.
I enjoyed designing the cover–especially since I was able to use one of my two favorite illustrations for it. The other illustration would have given away the ending, so you’ll have to wait until you read the book so you can see it.
Have a great day, and I hope that “nobunny” eats YOUR meal!
Meet Duck. She is generally a happy sort of person. But as you can see, she’s not happy right now.
How is she feeling? Sad?
Yes, poor Duck is sad.
Why do you think that might be?