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Story Circle Dress Up

Book: The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities
Center:

Dramatic Play/Pretend & Play/House Corner

Topic:

Letters/Sounds/Words

Content:

The Arts: Dramatic Arts

Area:

Language

Age:

2 Years Old

Interaction:

Large Group

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Materials:

collection of age-appropriate, familiar stories
construction paper strips
markers
hat
circular rug
box of simple costumes that fit the story being told



Instructions:

1. Write the names of the characters in the story you will be reading on
separate strips of paper. Put the strips in a hat.
2. Gather the children on the rug along with the hat and a box of simple
costumes.
3. Present the story you will be reading to them for that day.
4. Explain that they will become part of the story by dressing up as the
characters.
5. Pass around the hat filled with the names of characters in the story.
6. Explain that each child will be able to dress up as a character in the
story, that all the children will take turns being different characters, and
that one child cannot be the same kind of character twice. For example,
one little boy cannot be a prince in every story read.
7. After the children have picked out a name, have them put on the
costumes over their clothes.
8. Read the story to the children and then have them re-enact it for
dramatic play.


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