Interrupting Chicken Finger Puppet

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 wanted to make a cute prop to go with this.  I started with one of these party things:
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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15 comments:

  1. This is hilarious! I'm sure it was a hit with the kids.

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  2. Cute! We just found that book. I mean, I saw it last year during the ALA Awards but it took forever for the library to get it and then it took FOREVER for a copy to be available. Once I read it, though, I knew why it was so popular. I hope your interrupting chickens had fun with the book. I'll have to make some with mine!

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  3. Such a creative idea! I bet your kiddos loved being little chicken : ) My son got that book for Christmas and it has quickly become a favorite!

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  4. Haha! These are cute!! Happy to have you at Things I've Done Thursday!! www.bearrabbitbear.com

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  5. Too cute. Best wishes with the little ones. They are darling. Linda

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  6. I loved this post! Hilarious!!! It made me laugh out loud. Thanks for another great idea!!!!
    Heidi Butkus
    http://heidisongs.blogspot.com
    http://www.heidisongs.com

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  7. These guys are so cute!

    Just letting you know I passed on the One Lovely Blog award to you. I always enjoy reading your posts.

    The post is here: http://getitdonemomma.blogspot.com/2012/02/lovely-surprise.html

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  8. Too cute!!! Thanks for linking up to the Afterschool Blog Hop! =)

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  9. Thanks for Linking this activity up to the Afterschool Blog Hop... I need to go check out this book now for my little chicken :)

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  10. What a fun idea!! My kiddos would love these. They wouldn't pay attention to the story either but would have fun.:) Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

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  11. Such a super cute idea! Thanks for linking up to Fun Stuff Fridays!

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  12. Hi Lorie,

    I'm featuring your post at the AfterSchool party today. This is hilarious and such a great idea for this book! Thanks for sharing with us
    Kelly at Little Wonders' Days
    www.littlewondersdays.blogspot.com

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