Materials: orange paper, scissors
Directions: Place the orange paper in your lap. Tear the paper as you tell the story.
Hint! You can also use scissors to cut the paper as you tell the story. Use the Downloads link in the menu to download illustrations of the story. You will also find a new YouTube video where Dr. Jean tells this story in our Downloads section.
Once there was a little old lady who lived
in a funny orange house near name of your school.
Her house was shaped like half a circle with the
chimney at the bottom.
This little lady had a cat named child’s name in your
room. This cat had a long, curved tail, so the old
lady had a special door cut just for the cat’s tail.
The little lady always wore a pointed hat. She had
a special door built for herself, too, so her hat would
not fall off every time she went in and out the door.
The little lady had two pet birds. Their names were
child’s name and child’s name. She had a window
cut just for them so they could fly in and out and in
It was getting close to Halloween, so all the children
in teacher’s name classroom went to her house and knocked
on her door. The little lady came to the door and said,
“Close your eyes.” SURPRISE! It’s a jack-o-lantern!
*Use the Downloads link in the menu to download illustrations of the story.