Thursday, 10 December 2015

Winter Camp 2015/16 ~ Day 3: Chicken Little

Of course, you must know this story! I love the simple version that's provided on Starfall.com so I made sure that this story be included in my winter camp 2015.

So here's the plan and resources for you to download, free !



1. Warm up: Whisper Game 

  • This is my way of practicing the words in the story and since the names of the characters are in a slight way like ‘tongue twisters’ then it’s perfect for the game.
  • I want to play this in the traditional way of getting the students in a circle and then I whisper to one student and they whisper it to the other side, and then the last person will reveal what they heard. 
  • Things to whisper: Chicken Little, Henny Penny, Ducky Lucky, Goosey Loosey, Turkey Lurkey, Foxy Loxy, ‘the sky is falling’
  • When they reveal the whisper, write the name on the board. Ask questions – what animal do you think about? Etc.


2. Scavenger Hunt – Find the Characters of Chicken Little
  • Prepare this before class! Better to do it the day before, than the morning of as many students can come to school early during camp.
  • Print out the cards of the characters - Chicken Little, Henny Penny, Ducky Lucky, Goosey Loosey, Turkey Lurkey and Foxy Loxy. Print out a few copies (5-10) on card or thick paper.
  • Next, hide them – seriously, hide them like crazy and have fun with it. 
  • Put the students in teams, give them a limited amount of time (this is important –time limit) and then say go! The team to collect the most cards is the winner and to make it more interesting, give extra points for Chicken Little character cards. 
  • Depending on the amount of cards you hide – you should give more or less time.
  • Kids love the hunt style games so it should be a little bit of madness but it’s all in good fun. 


3. Vocabulary PowerPoint & Scrambled Vocab Worksheet 
  • Go over new words with pictures and have the students find the correct scrambled word on the scrambled worksheet. 
  • Make sure to check spellings and meanings.
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4. Read the book online at Starfall.com – Chicken Little. 
  • Make sure to read at least twice and ask comprehension questions.
  • Who said “the sky is falling” first? 
  • There's also this maze worksheet available on Starfall for free to print also. Good for the grade 3 and 4 especially. 
5. Reading Memory Challenge, 
  • see PPT, straight forward, boxes fall after covering words from the story. Kids should guess and try to remember. 

6. Paper Plate Chicken Craft & Book Report
  • Using the website instructions from Molly Moo Crafts.
  • Optional – to make it easier, don’t bother with the papier-mâché and just paint over the tape (masking tape would be better also, easier to paint over). Or, don’t even bother to stuff it all the way, stuff it without touching the rim of the plate and secure with tape.


  • Now, the book report part – instead of painting both sides, write answers to questions on one side of the chicken. Only paint or color the other side.
  • Again, like past winter camp classes in this camp, give the same style of questions for the kids to answer about the story Chicken Little. 

7.  Food/Snack option: Make some chicken shaped snacks! 

You can order this one off Alliexpress if you'd like. 
Or just decorate a boiled egg like an angry bird character, like you see in the bento above!
  • There are tons of chicken shaped snacks you can do. Living in Korea, even better – we have access to a lot of Bento Box food cutters – a chicken can be a bird shape easily. If you can’t find a bento box cutter a cookie cutter will do! Just anything that looks like a chicken.
  • If you can, a whole farm animal set would do well also as the story is pretty farm like in vibe and with animals like a duck, hen, chick, turkey, etc.
Or you can just use rice and pieces of carrot.
Or the cute chick in the back is only made with a boiled egg and some seaweed.
I love this, it's just yellow food colouring on rice with seaweed and carrot to decorate.
  • Here's a great site for more Bento box ideas. 


8. If you can – Watch Chicken Little! 
  • The movie is adorable, and you could make this a relaxed day by finishing with a movie, and maybe finish the other half the next day. It's not a bad thing to watch a movie during camp. I am going to see if I can get away with this for this camp - some of my school's are stricter than others, so we'll see.
  • Or, if you can't watch the movie there is quite a few cartoons online that are shorter animated versions of the story too.
  • The Disney Version is quite good too and on YouTube. But a bit high level, they get the idea though. 




9. Role-Play  

  • Now, I was too lazy to write/make a role-play worksheet this time. lol.
  • But I found this one online, and it's violent as the original tale has the king chop off their heads - shock horror! - but I think, because my kids are nutty and like a little zombie/violence as in their PC games and more, it would be quite enjoyable to act it out. 
  • I found the script on Kidsinco.com
As I have said in my last post, I will probably prepare some bomb games for each day, in case I run into extra time. Although most camps are about 4 hours for 1 day, and different grades, maybe an hour for each grade, plus breaks - so I think what I have in these posts is plenty. I'll upload my bomb games in the final camp post. :)


Happy Teaching! 

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