“Room on the Broom” is one of my favorite October read alouds! I love it so much that I have created over twenty Room on the Broom activities, crafts and centers over the years. It’s hard to narrow in on my favorite, but… if I had to pick just one, it would be my Room on the Broom craft for sequencing. Not only does this adorable Room on the Broom craft allow students to practice sequencing the events in the story, but it also allows kindergarten and first grade students to strengthen cutting and gluing skills!
Room on the Broom Craft Supplies
One of the best parts about this Room on the Broom craft is how easy it is to prep! The only additional supplies you will need for this craft are yellow construction paper or card stock and brown construction paper.
I like to copy the base of the broom on yellow card stock. Then, I use my classroom paper cutter to precut the brown construction paper for the handle of the broom. The students will be in charge of cutting out the curves and zig zags for the bristles of the broom.
The last step is to print and copy the retelling cards, which the students will color, cut, and sequence on the handle of their broomstick craft.
Room on the Broom Craft Directions
Each student will receive a brown broomstick handle, a yellow broom base, and a sheet of retelling cards.
Before beginning this Room on the Broom craft, I like to model some of the simple cuts the students will make, including the curves and zig zags for the bristles of the broom.
Once students cut out their broom base, I demonstrate how to attach the handle by overlapping the yellow onto the brown. Students, then, add their name and place their broomstick craft off to the side.
The next step is to color each of the retelling cards. We discuss coloring in the lines and using realistic colors to match each of the characters in the story.
After their cards are colored, I like to model how to cut out each of the cards… noting that it is important that they do not cut off the words that say “place glue here.”
Once the cards are cut out, it is time to bring back our broomsticks! I demonstrate the process of overlapping the characters with the corresponding item, as we glue and sequence the events.
The last step is to practice our retelling skills. I buddy the students with a peer in the class, and each person has a chance to retell the story using their broomstick craft.
More Room on the Broom Activities
Looking for more Room on the Broom activities? Head to this blog post for twenty-one additional activities, crafts, and centers!
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