How to Make the Mini-Book Plays by Scholastic SC-935530

15 Easy-to-Read Nursery Rhyme Mini-Book Plays Activity

How to Make the Mini-Book Plays

  1. Copy the mini-book pages.
    • To use a copier with a two-sided function, remove the reproducible pages from the book. Set the copier to the appropriate settings, then copy each mini-book play page.
    • If your copier does not have a two-sided function, copy the cover and page 4 of the mini-book. Place that copy into the paper tray, then copy pages 2 and 3 so that page 2 backs the cover and page 3 backs page 4. (If the play has 8 pages, repeat this process with pages 6 and 7 and pages 5 and 8.)
    Regardless of how you make the two-sided copies, you may need to experiment to be sure the pages are aligned properly.
  2. Model for children how to assemble the books.
    • For a 4-page mini-book play, simply fold the single page in half card-style, with the cover face-up.
    • For an 8-page mini-book play, fold each of the pages in half card-style. Then sequence and stack the folded pages with the cover on top. Staple the pages together along the folded edges to create a book.

WORKSHEET & Sample PDF Activity

Sample PDF Activity

Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, What Should We Do?

Characters
• Queen
• Guard 1
• Guard 2
• Mouse
• Cat

Queen: There’s a mouse under my chair. It has the hiccups.
Mouse: Hiccup! Hiccup! HICCUP!
Queen: Guards! Stop those hiccups now!
Guard 1: Oh my! What should we do?
Guard 2: I know! Here, Little Mouse. Drink a cup of water.
Mouse: Okay. Hiccup! Hiccup! HICCUP!

Queen: Guards! Stop those hiccups now!
Guard 1: Oh my! What should we do?
Guard 2: I know! Here, Little Mouse. Stand on your head.
Mouse: Okay. Hiccup! Hiccup! HICCUP!

Mother Hubbard’s Empty Cupboard

Characters
• Groups 1 to 5
• Mother Hubbard

Group 1: 5 little dog bones sitting on the floor. Fifi ate 1 and then there were 4.

Group 2: 4 little dog bones

Group 3: 3 little dog bones sitting in a shoe. Fifi ate 1 and then there were 2.

Group 4: 2 little dog bones sitting in the sun. Fifi ate 1 and then there was 1.

Group 5: 1 little dog bone sitting in the bowl. Fifi ate 1 and then she was full!

Mother Hubbard: Oh my, little Fifi! Look what you’ve done. You ate all the dog bones and now there are none!

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