Create a prop basket by collecting items that could be used to retell the story. For Beauty and the Beast, I might choose a rose, a book (Belle was a book lover!), and a mirror.
Tell your child that someoneleft some belongings at your house (or in the classroom) and have them try to guess who the mystery person might be. Can you guess?
|Cleaning rags, gloves, wand, satin, tiara. (A small plastic doll shoe would look great in here too!)|
You might try another pretty easy one...
|Straw, sticks, and bricks.|
If you're having fun with it, go on.
|Cow, magic beans, golden egg, bean stalk|
Did you guess Jack and the Bean Stalk?
Prop baskets not only serve to determine background knowledge, but they can be a great for imaginative play or writing prompts as well. You could also let your child create their own prop baskets for a favorite tale.
Fans of Beauty and the Beast, don't forget about the FREE printable Beauty and the Beast coloring pages I shared last weekend.
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