Hooray for the Little Red HenFestivals Environment Literacy
This traditional story gives children an insight into animal, (including human) behaviour!
One autumn day Little Red Hen finds some grains of wheat. Her friends, the Cat, Rat and Pig refuse to help her plant them, so she does it herself. The following Spring, the Hen proudly shows her chicks the wheat shoots. She calls to her friends, 'Wake up, sleepy-heads, the spring is here!' But they are not impressed and go back to sleep! Throughout the summer she weeds and waters her crop. When the wheat is ripe, the Hen single-handedly harvests it and takes the grain to the windmill to be ground into flour. Then it's time to make her loaf of bread - 'Mix a little yeast with water, add a bag of flour. Put it in a nice warm place and leave it for an hour...' When Little Red Hen shares the delicious bread with her chicks her hungry 'friends' are disappointed! In the end everyone has to agree 'it's much more fun to share!'
Ages: 5 to 9; KS1. KS2
Duration: 35 to 50 minutes
Cast: 15 to 25 solo speaking and group singing parts
* = Solo singingLittle Red Hen*, Cat*, Rat*, Pig*, Miller(s), Baker(s), 1 -15 Narrators
Chorus: Chicks, Trees, Wheat, Windmill
Music: 7 songs and dances in a rich variety of musical styles include folk, swing, blues & calypso.
Animals, Food, Farming, Seasons, Harvest, Weather: Helping, Sharing, Healthy Eating, Cooking: Traditional Story: Harvest, Spring
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