I’m not sure how popular Wild Boars Cook is in other libraries, but but Nik and I have loved using it the last few years. One Saturday, only a few days away from storytime, I realized I had no activity planned. I needed something that was fast and easy to make.
Instead I made the most complicated activity to date. It even uses some basic sleight of hand. So here it is! There are a lot of parts so I’m only going to go over some main points. The short version of the story is there are four naughty wild boars who find a cookbook and make a really big pudding with a bunch of wacky ingredients.
Also: this was meant to be read WITH the story, which is kind of tricky. I put the folder on the ledge of our felt board stand and at times had to use a butterfly clip to hold up the book. Didn’t plan that part ahead of time.
I also want to point out that yes, I cut out twenty six bananas, laminated them, and then cut out 26 laminated bananas. But it was worth it because the kids thought it was hilarious. After every few bananas I’d ask “Is that enough yet?!” and the kids would say “Noooo!”.