Penny's Reading Nook - There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell_Read, Make, Do
Dec 9, 2021
Hi, boys and girls. Welcome back to penny's reading of how are you today? Well, I hope you're doing fine and I hope you're worn out there and there's a little boy out there by the name of Remington and I hope Remington's having a very good morning and I hope that little two thirst broke through and he's not given his mommy and daddy at too hard of a time. So aunt penny says hi, Remington. All right, enough about that, right? Right. Well, today I have a holiday book for you. And it's one of our favorite kind of like a series of books. It's about, you know what? The old lady. The old lady, this time she's going to swallow a bell, so let's jump right into the book and see what's happening, okay? All right, this is called there was an old lady who swallowed a bell. It was written by Lucille, call a Lion row, and illustrated by Jared Lee, so that means Lucille wrote the words and Jared drew the pictures. Oh, look at the reindeer. They're kind of like, hello. That's a bell, yeah, no, we're not supposed to eat that right. Silly. Let's get started. There was an old lady who swallowed a bell. How it jingled and jangled and tickled as well. I don't know why. She swallowed a bell. I wish she'd tell. There was an old lady who swallowed some bows, soft as the snow were those of velvety bows. She swallowed the bows to tie up the bell, that jingled and jangled and tickled as well. I don't know why she swallowed a bell? I wish she'd tell. There was an old lady who swallowed some gifts. It gave her a lift to swallow the gifts, um, talk about our belly ache, huh? She swallowed the gifts to go with the bows. She swallowed the bows to tie up the bell, that jingled and jangled and tickled as well. I don't know why she swallowed a bell. I wish she'd tell. There was an old lady who swallowed a sack. It was easy to pack a very big sack. Um. Interesting. She swallowed the sack to hold all the gifts. She swallowed the gifts to go with the bows. She swallowed the bows to tie up the bell that jingled and jangled and tickled as well. I don't know why she swallowed a bell. I wish she'd tell. There was an old lady who swallowed a sleigh. What a tiny it weighed that shiny red sleigh. She swallowed the sleigh to carry the sack. She swallowed the sack to hold all the gifts. She swallowed the gifts to go with the bows. She swallowed the bows to tie up the bill that jingled and jangled and tickled as well. I don't know why she swallowed a bell. I wish she'd tell. There was an old lady who swallowed some reindeer. Yikes. They were in full flight gear, though soaring reindeer. Reindeer have goggles on. That's pretty cool. She swallowed the reindeer to steer the sleigh. She swallowed the sleigh to carry the sack. She swallowed the sack to hold all the gifts. She swallowed the gifts to go with the bows. She swallowed the bows to tie up the bell that jingled and jangled and tickled as well. I don't know why she swallowed a bell. I wish she'd tell. Then the old lady needed a treat. She thought it candy cane would be very sweet, but when she heard a jolly Ho Ho Ho. She knew it was time for her to go. So she whistled loudly and soon by her side. Was Santa Claus. Waiting for a ride. Look at that. Happy holidays to all. And look, they're Santa and the old lady. The end. That was a pretty funny book, wasn't it? I was kind of silly. I enjoyed that book. Well, once I was reading that book, that got my wheels spinning. Okay, so what can we do to go along with this book? And one thing kept popping up in my brain. Bows. Oh, I love Christmas bows. There are all sorts of things we can do with Christmas bows. And you probably already have those at your house. So for this activity, ask your mom and dad. If you have any number one, it's before the holidays. Ask mom and dad if they have any bows. That you could use, and then if it's after the holidays, don't throw the bows away that come on your packages, don't throw those away. Recycle them. Get yourself a can. Like I've got right here, and by the looks of this, can you tell what maybe my number one favorite. Holiday cartoon would be? Do you have any ideas? You're right. The Charlie Brown Christmas. I love the Charlie Brown Christmas. And in fact, I love the Charlie Brown Christmas so much that at my house. Do you know what my Christmas tree is? You're right. I have the Charlie Brown tree at my house. That little tree right there. If you can see it from right there, that's the Christmas tree I have at my house. Pretty neat down. Well, what I use my tin for was for both. It's clear full of bows. Okay? And we use these bows for lots of different art projects and games at building blocks, okay? And one of the things we happen to use them for is this activity can actually be used for the younger kids that even like the toddlers that are needing to work on their grasp, there's pinchers, that's how we learn to start holding a pencil using our pincher skills. Well, this activity is great for that, okay? So what you're going to have to have is you're going to have to have a piece of paper and you're just going to draw some different shapes on them, okay? On this one, I have a circle around the circle. And this one, I have a zigzag line. And if you kind of look when you think about it, these are some of the things that we need to use when we are writing our letters of the alphabet. So this is where we get that practice. That's one. On the other sheet, I made a wavy line. And then I have some that go from the top to the bottom. Actually from the middle to the bottom. Up, down, stop, start, stop, start, stop. So can you see how these things are helping us learn to ride our ABCs, right? Right. So once you've got your piece of paper, now do you have to do the same shapes that I did? No. Be creative and do whatever ones you want to do, okay? But once you get them on there, then you're going to take your can of bows. And you're just going to pick out your bows. And you are going to go right around the lines, that we have there. And if you want, you can make them into an AB pattern, which is you're using two colors over and over and over. So I kind of haven't started one there, don't I? Green, white, green, wow. Maybe I will. Maybe I won't. It's looking my can. Do I see another white bow? Oh, you're right, there's a white one. And dark green. And another white. Dark green. Oh, do you think will I have enough to go all the way around the circle? There's a white one. Oh. Oh, let's just dump them out. Oh, much easier. I love a table full of bows. So they don't need another dark green one, right? Those are going green, white, green, white, green, white, green, white, green, what's next? White, you're right. And then we need a green one to finish it off there. It might be able to smush them together. Get a little space there and put that last little white one in there. So see how easy that was. Such a fun game that you'd like I said, even toddlers can do this game. You're picking up bows. Right here we had a zigzag line. Got that. And you know Bose come in all sorts of colors, and they also come in all sorts of sizes, right? And I happen to have some little tiny nose. So when we move on to the next page, let me well, you're right, I need to finish my zigzag first, don't I? See? We just picked them up and put them on the line. There we go. So I'm with cold weather right around the corner and it's going to be times where we're not going to be able to go outside, doing things like this can pass the time and be lots of fun. Okay? So we'll slide that one out of the way. And then I've got the one here. Now on this one, I'll use my little tiny bows. In case you didn't know, I like bows. I think they're very pretty. See if we have enough to do this wavy line. You just pick them up and we're following the line. Working on our pinchers, our grass, picking them up and putting them down. I think of all the bows, the little tiny ones are my favorite. I believe I love those best of all. See? How easy that was? Oh, am I gonna have enough? I did. Very cool, huh? So I said the possibilities are endless. Put whatever shape you want on the paper and you're good to go. All right? So, the next thing I have are the next sheet of paper I have happens to be. Do you know what that is? You're right. It's a tic-tac-toe board. Did you know that you could play tic-tac-toe with bows? Yeah, hello. The possibilities are endless of what we can use them for. So for this one, let's see. You get to whoever you're playing with. Let them pick out what color pose they want to use. So I think I'm going to get some light green bows, with really what I'm going to use the bigger ones for that. So we'll put some light green ones. All right, you guys tell me what other colors should I use? The blue ones? Okay. So we'll put some blue ones over here. We have our light green ones. It's kind of like our cuisinart colors, huh? Light green and dark green and blue. The red and the white. Some of our cuisinart colors that we use in cuisine air rods. Okay, so you have your bows and your friend or a family member that's going to play tic-tac-toe with you. You have your bows, and then it's just a simple. We need to get three in a row. Kind of hard to play tic-tac-toe by yourself, doesn't it? Oh, it is. I should have made Justin come over here and play tic-tac-toe against me, huh? Ah, look at that. I have three in a row, diagonally. I said, sponsor so much fun playing tic-tac-toe by yourself. But it can be done. Just do a speed ramp. Put them out as fast as you can and then see, did you win? Did you lose? Did the cat get it? Who knows, right? Right, the possibilities are endless. Okay, so there we have a couple of game. We had a game, some activities that we could work on, learning our Pinterest skills and how to hold that pencil by picking up bows and even play tic-tac-toe with the little bows if you wanted to. Okay, and the X let's move on to a craft project that you can use with the bows. And for our craft project, you just need I bet you already have it at your house. You need the bows, of course, yes. And then you need a glue stick, maybe you need a glue stick. You could probably go without, but I'm gonna use a glue stick. And a paper plate and a pair of scissors, okay? So, do you see this center circle in your paper plate right there? You see that? We are going to cut that out. So the first thing we do is we have to kind of punch a hole in our paper plate, and then we're going to go around. And we're going to cut out that circle, okay? Sometimes it's a little difficult to do that. You can ask a family member for help, but I have faith in you. I know you guys can do it. All right, so there we have our circle cut out, okay? And then you are going to take your bows and some of your bows. If you haven't used them yet, if they're new bows, they still have that little piece of paper on the back that you can peel off that has that sticky part on that. And then you can just stick them on there. If you are using the recycle bows left over from Christmas pasts, or this Christmas, then you'd need your glue stick, and then you would just put you a little bit of glue on the back of them and glue your bows on. However you want to put them on there. Again, if you want to do a pattern you can. If you want to just put them on it random, you can do that. Now I'm not gluing mine on because building blocks. We play lots of different games with our bows. One game we happen to do is we'd like to take the bows and we'd like to sort them and we group them how many light green bows were in our package, how many dark green bows were in our package. So there's a lot of, you could do a math activity with that super simple. And see, once you have all your bows onto your paper plate, you could take it, put a little string on the back of it to hang it up, and you've just made yourself a holiday reef using things you already have at your house. Christmas bows and a paper plate, right? Right. All right, so one more thing before I go because I was talking about all the endless things you can do with the bows. You could ask your mom or dad if or even your big brother or your mixed sister to go on if they have a Pinterest account. There's a lot of people are on Pinterest nowadays. You can Google, or you can even Google. Games to play with bows, and it will show you a whole list of things that you can do with bows. Another thing we do at building blocks is I like to hide them around the room. And then we play hide and seek. Go find the bows. Another game, a game that we played, oh, let's see. Today is Thursday. So Tuesday, we played this game. I took up empty box, was wrapped in wrapping paper and I said it on the floor. And then I made three X's at different distances away from the box, so we had one that was kind of close, and then farther away, and then farther away. And what you had to do was you had to take your bow and you had to toss it and see if you could get it to land on top of the Christmas box. They had a ball with that. They played that for a long time. So again, there's lots of games that you can do with the bows, lots of math activities that you could do. Work on those pins, so you can learn to start your writing skills. All with things that you already have at your house. So that's enough with me rambling on today, isn't it? I kind of thought so. So, happy holidays to everyone out there, and I will see you next time. Bye bye boys and girls. Bye Remington.