- Madeline's Rescue
- Blocks or play figures
Ask children to count out 12 blocks and line them up in two equal rows. Encourage children to match their rows to the pictures of the little girls walking in Madeline's Rescue.
Children can make up stories about the little girls, individually or with a partner. As they are playing, children can arrange the blocks to show different number combinations that match the character situations they create. Show an example such as the following: Eleven girls went to the zoo. How many stayed home?
Observation: Notice how children group the blocks in relation to their dramatization.Puppet Adventures
- Craft sticks
- White paper with 3"–4" diameter circles drawn on them
- Construction paper
- Scissors, glue
Guide children to make stick puppets of the characters in Madeline's Rescue. First, let them cut out a 3"–4" diameter white circle and draw the face of their character. Children may include other details, such as yarn for hair. Then each child can glue the back of his or her circle to a popsicle stick.
As the glue is drying, encourage children to draw community scenes from the story. These scenes can be used as backgrounds for small groups of children to act out stories about Madeline and her friends.
Observation: Notice how children bring in aspects of community life as they retell Madeline's Rescue.