There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves!

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
  • glue
  • 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)
  • yarn

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.

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