Your students will love these Room on the Broom sequencing activities. Work on retelling the story, identifying characters, and more with this freebie I’m sharing today!
Julia Donaldson – A Favorite Author!
Aw! Julia Donaldson is one of my favorite authors. It all began when I read the Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child for the first time. I fell in love with her rhyme, rhythm, and unique stories. So much so that I spend a whole unit over these two books incorporating lots of writing, math, and reading practice! There are several blog posts I’ve written about these. You can begin here if you want to find out more about those.
Room on the Broom is one of the sweetest Halloween books. I’m not one to go for anything scary in my classroom but Julia is spot on with this story about a friendly witch who helps others and is returned the favor at the end of the book.
Optional Accessories and Props for Room on the Broom Sequencing
I found this sequin hat and witch’s broom that I just knew would be the perfect addition to our read-aloud this year. Right before I began, I tugged the hat on, mounted the broom, and rode around the room pretending to be a happy witch and talking to the kids. They thought that was quite hilarious and I had their interest peaked immediately!
It was so nice to have the hat because as I read that part of the book, my hat went flying off. I acted out some of the book as I read and the kids really ate that up.
Room on the Broom Sequencing
You will receive all of these pages that go along with the book. We started with this Room on the Broom sequencing sheet. The students color the characters from the book. Then they cut out the squares and glue them in the correct order to retell the story.
Since we haven’t been in kindergarten too long, I walk around encouraging students. I show them how to hold their hands when coloring, using scissors, and glueing.
The kids really enjoyed this activity. I’ve also included a writing page if you would like to create your own prompt. It’s always fun to ask the students to design their own magnificent broom. Consider asking them to make predictions before reading the book or to write about their favorite part of the story.
Now on to the really fun part. You should hear the squeals of excitement when they find out they get to create their own brooms!
I’ve included a color version so you can create a sample in no time. I precut the broom handles. I use the long construction paper and cut it once long ways down the middle and then I cut those 2 pieces down the middle long ways. This gives me 4 sections from each sheet. I like that I only use up about 5 long pieces for my whole class.
Is this making sense? You can watch an IGTV video I made of the process. Head here to follow me on instagram and to find the fast-paced video in my IGTV videos!
For the head of the broom, you just curve the edges of one short side of a regular sheet of yellow construction paper. Then I let the kids cut the pages to about the midpoint to create the bristles by themselves! They really enjoy this part.
Students color and cut out the characters, trace the words to label the pieces, and then assemble the broom! You will find more detailed instructions in the freebie on TPT. I hope your students absolutely love making these!
Hop over here to grab your FREE resource and please pin this image for future reference!
Fun Halloween Units
Let me know if this will be helpful in your classroom or homeschool group.
If you need MORE ideas for fun Halloween units, head over here to read about all of the activities we use to study the beloved 5 Little Pumpkins poem!
Two of my other favorite Halloween units are all about The Chocolate Chip Ghost and The Hallo-weiner. Make sure to check those out for lots of fun during this time of year!
Happy Mommy-ing & Teaching this week friends!
Thanks so much for this. It has saved me a lot of time tonight. We are quite stressed here in education at the moment so this was a real blessing. Looking forward to using it tomorrow as we create our own stem brooms with 5-8 year olds. Thanks for sharing!
This was wonderful to read Marilyn! I appreciate your sweet comments and am so glad it’s helpful!
Thank you for letting me know!
I love this story and can’t wait to do the project with my little one. Thank you!
I’m so glad it’s helpful Paula! Thanks for letting me know!
Ramona Kastner says
I’m so glad you like it Ramona!
Thanks for your encouragement!
Hi! I was wondering how to get the room on the broom freebie, I clicked on the link and nada! Is it in tpt?? Let me kno, it’s so cute I’m sure my kiddos would enjoy it!
This is a freebie in my TPT store. Head there to find it. You can also click the links in this blog post to find it. Thanks so much!
Ann Van Hoorick says
I’m also a big fan of Julia Donaldon’s books.
I would like to have this activities.
That’s so nice to hear Ann! You can find this freebie by clicking the links on this page or visiting my TPT store. Enjoy!
Debbie Rich says
Thanks for all your hard work ❤️
Thank you so much Debbie! I appreciate your encouragement!
LISA JOHNSON says
Love your ideas
Thank you so much Lisa! I’m so happy they are helpful!
Such a motivational prop. Students will be excited to make their own.
I’m so glad you found this helpful, Kim. Thank you for letting me know!
Excellent resource thank you for sharing
Thank you for letting me know this was helpful, Arianna!
Have a great day!
Thanks 😊 so much !! You saved the day for my Pre-K🧹🎃
I’m so happy to hear this! Thank you for letting me know this freebie was helpful, Monique!