Everyone remembers the tale of the old lady who swallowed the fly (along with a few other animals). This adorable book, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves written by Lucille Colandro and illustrated by Jared Lee, is a cheeky, fall-themed twist on a classic children’s story.Read this silly story to your little ones and hear them giggle as the old lady swallows leaves, a pumpkin, a shirt, a pair of pants, a pole and a few other items. All these things cause her to sneeze. (Don’t ruin it for your children, but the lady’s sneeze makes a SCARECROW!) Here is an adorable craft you can do with your kids after reading the book.
- 1 skewer
- orange and black craft foam (or if you luck out you can score some foam jack-o-lantern craft kits after Halloween)
- printed/colored foam or paper for the shirt, pants, and leaves
- We used leaf stickers for the leaves (only because we had them – the cut out leaves are just as cute)
Cut out the pumpkin, shirt, pants and leaves from desired foam and/or paper. With the help of craft glue, assemble the scarecrow. Finish him off with a yarn belt.