The kids absolutely love this story! I read them the version of this popular story by Sims Taback. We also had other stories that the children could explore. They thought it was hilarious; and it makes complete sense to them that at the end of the story, she swallowed a horse and died of course!
I figured that finding fly swatters in February might be difficult, but of course the Dollar Tree came through, and I was able to pick up a couple of fly swatters. We placed the paint in meat trays in the middle of the table and the kids dipped the fly swatter into the paint (GENTLY).
Then they swatted their paper with it. They LOVED the process!
However I do have to warn you.....it does get messy (but fun)! We decided with the long handles of the fly swatters it would be much easier to stand and do this project.