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Monday, October 4, 2010

Making Magic With Room on the Broom Lesson Idea


My kids love the Halloween story, Room on The Broom. It is about a friendly witch that has knack for losing things. Still she always finds what she has lost with a help from a friend. In return for finding what she has lost, the witch always lets the finder hop on for a ride on her broom. From a parents prospective, I love how this book teaches that acts of kindness only do you good. Towards the end of the story the witches broom breaks and she finds herself facing off with a Dragon. Luckily with the help of her friends she is saved from the Dragon. The witch then does a spell that makes a new broom... Her old broom was a junker and this broom is a Limo of Brooms.

From an educators point of view... this book is awesome: it has lots of rhyming and lots of repetition. It is a great story for retelling too.

Below are two videos that show two ways I have used the book. This is a great book for a parent to share at a Halloween party.



The first video shows how I introduce the book to my kids or my students.

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The second shows how I create a magic spell like the witch did in the story. The kids LOVE this part and really think it is magic! Lots of fun... All you need is a cauldron, black construction paper, pictures of a Lily, cone, bone, and twig, and a spoon.



You will also need a treat to appear at the end. These broom pens would be my first choice... but you can do pencils or you can some sort of fruit snack. I suggest you place all of the treats in a gallon sized ziploc bag. This way you can pull them out all at once after you say the spell.








Click here for coloring sheet to match the book.























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4 Comments:

Blogger A Frugal Friend said...

Great idea....I'm always looking for an activity with each book we read.

I just found a great new book, Princess and Fairy and at the end it gives a fun recipe to make along with the story. Love things like this. You can check it out

http://afrugalfriend.blogspot.com/2009/10/fiction-friday-princess-and-fairy-book.html

Thanks for sharing!

October 2, 2009 at 4:01 PM  
Anonymous amyt said...

Great book and ideas! I bet Z loved the fact that you did this with his class!

October 3, 2009 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger Izzie, Mac & Me said...

We haven't read this book, but I bet it would be great for speech therapy! Thanks for sharing.

October 29, 2009 at 8:49 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

What fun!!! Thanks for linking up. This looks like such a cute story :0)

October 30, 2009 at 5:21 PM  

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