Caps For Sale
This classic story has been around for over fifty years. It's the story of a cap peddler and his dealing with a tree full of mischievous monkeys. As I read the story the peddler came out balancing his wares on his head.
He grew tired and sat down under a tree and took a nap.
When he woke up his caps were gone, taken by those sticky fingered monkeys up in the tree. The peddler shook his finger at the monkeys and said, "You monkeys you. Give me back my caps!"
Caps for Sale Craft
The kids wadded up little squares of green tissue paper.
They glued them on the tree and added monkey stickers.
Caps for Sale Craft
Three Little Monkeys
Continuing with our monkey theme, we next read and acted out "Three little Monkeys."
Which then transitioned nicely to our next book and one of our very favorites,
"Petite Rouge Riding Hood."
Petite Rouge Game
I made this game by laminating imagines from the book onto poster board.
Each picture had different points. They threw six times and added up the total points.
The sticky "Claude" gators were found here.
(And they are VERY cool and VERY sticky. When you throw them hard they
smear across the surface in a thin layer, then regain their shape again.)
Old Claude Game
We played the "Cajun" version of Marco Polo. The blindfolded "Claude" had a bottle of beans that he shook while searching for his prey, Little Petite Rouge. Petite Rouge also had a bottle of beans to answer with.
Every time "Claude" shook his beans "Petite Rouge" had to answer back with a faint shake of her beans. "Claude" had to avoid Bayou swamp trees(the other players) while searching for "Petite Rouge". "Petite Rouge" must stay in place while "Claude" hunts her down then gobbles her up. The trees of the Bayou may move around to distract "Old Claude."
Plastic Jar of beans with a reptile patterened paper covering.
Lunch on the Bayou
We arrived at Great Grandmere's house for a Cajun lunch under her giant weeping willow tree.
And who should be waiting there but Old Claude himself, that sneaky old gator!
The little Cajun kids dined on Muffuletta, Cajun Shrimp and Pasta Salad,
Jambalaya, Pecan Pralines and Gator Foot Cookies.
Just when we were finishing up our lunch the White Rabbit ran through
yelling something about being late for a very important date. What's up with that!