We have a couple of little chickens around here who like to interrupt, especially during bedtime stories when all the stops are pulled out to prolong the moment before lights out. I do have to admit that as a reading teacher, I encourage interruptions during stories. There's nothing better than realizing that there's some thinking and questioning going on while we're reading. It drives my husband nuts though (he's more of a just-get-through-the-story kind of guy), so Interrupting Chicken was a cute story for us.
It's about a little red chicken who interrupts every bedtime story her papa tries to read her. It's comical because she will burst into the middle of a story like Chicken Little and yell, "It's just an acorn! Don't worry about it!" Eventually the little red chicken tells her papa a story and puts him to sleep. As a parent, I suspect his falling asleep had more to do with sheer exhaustion than the actual bedtime story.
I took off the cardboard decoration and taped on eyes and a beak.
The idea was for the kids to use them as finger puppets.
And also to blow them during the story when the little red chicken interrupts.
Of course, what ended up happening is that they blew these things all during the story and barely paid attention to anything else. Ah well.
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