A seasonal sensory story Blog

The Little Red Hen, a sensory story about plants and growing things

Here is a sensory story version of The Little Red Hen – last in a series of sensory stories for The Wigtown Book Festival. I have kept all the basic elements of the traditional tale, but changed it to make the Little Red Hen grow tomatoes rather than wheat. The story follows the tomatoes from seed to plate and would be perfect if you are exploring a gardening/growing things topic.

This is one of my favourite folktales. As a mother I find that I can very much identify with the Little Red Hen working so hard! I have changed the ending slightly to allow the other animals the chance to ‘come good’ and to promote the value of sharing.

Hen in a field

The props are all things you can find around your house/school – check out the short intro video for details. And the script can be downloaded.

Script and intro both available here (under Sensory Story for April):

Remember – not all of my props recommendations are toys! The props I suggest should not be used by children unsupervised.