Story spoons are a fantastic resource that teachers can use in the preschool, nursery and classroom setting to encourage children to read and promote literacy in early years.
If you’ve ever wanted to know how to make story spoons then this is the tutorial for you.
As a previous early years teacher I always loved making reading resources to promote literacy and reading and today I decided to create some story spoons based on the children’s book Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman.
Aliens Love Underpants Wooden Spoons
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Supplies For This Preschool Activity
- Posca Pens
- Wooden Spoons
Perfect Stix Green Spoon 158-250 Wooden Disposable Spoons, 6AmazonBasics 92 Bright Multipurpose Copy Paper – 8.5 x 11 Inches, 1 Ream (500 Sheets)Uni-posca Paint Marker Pen – Extra Fine Point – Set of 12 (PC-1M12C)
How To Make Story Spoons
Using the children’s book you can create practice images on a piece of paper.
If you are super confident then you can draw directly onto the wooden story spoons.
I find painting white first is always a good idea before using darker or brighter colours.
Also drawing outlines can help stop the paint from expanding on the wood.
I was really pleased with the end result.
These story spoons can be used at home, in the nursery or pre school setting and can help make reading and literacy a little more exciting for little ones.
So what do you think? I really like them and would love you to give them a try. Just look at the book and choose an image to draw.
I hope you enjoyed this story spoon tutorial! It’s a great reading resource and can make story time or mat time more fun for young children.
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