Little Red Riding Hood Activities


Read the PowerPoint

Read the oo words and high-frequency words on the final page.

Tricky Witch likes to trick children. She changes the sounds that children know so well and colours these spellings in gold. Here she has changed the oo into an u sound.

Tricky  oo Flashcards

Children make their own flashcards for the words

– cook book look hook took hood good stood  flood foot football

oo Song

Sing the oo Word Family Song.

This is a rap – add actions for each line.

cook book took shook stood wood hood good

Sentence Writing

Write oo sentences on strips of paper. Here are some suggestions:

She took the basket

She has a red hood.

She stood in the woods.

The grub looks good.

oo Game – Word Families

Print the oo flashcards. Hide them around the room. Write ook and ood on separate pieces of paper. Hunt to find all the oo flashcards and stick on the paper with the matching word family eg hood wood and good are stuck to the ood paper. 

oo Word Search

Donwload the word search and find the hidden oo words.

Watch the Video – Looking for a Good Book

Here is another oo story. Watch the video to hear how Tricky Witch went to find a good book. Can you find all of the oo words in the story?


Revisit the Little Red Riding Hood story by reading the eBook. Read the ow words on the final page.

ow Word Art

Draw ow words in colour code on large sheets of paper. The ‘ow’ is brown, so use crayons, pastels, paints and pens to show this. Brown Owl colours ow spellings brown. This help children to remember the spelling. Use ow flashcards to help.

ow PowerPoint

Download the ow words PowerPoint. Read through the words together, pointing pout the ow words.

brown cow down crown town crown shower flower

Book Making

Print the Little Red Riding Hood pdf.

Read and sequence the pages, then fastened together to create a book. The children can then re-read the story.

Can they find the ow words in the story?

how now cow down brown crown shower flower

Speech Bubbles

Model writing each of the following sentences:

Can you give it now?

I can see a brown foot.

I will sit in the shower.

I will do down into the woods.

Write sentences. Use a white board if possible. Cut out the characters on the Speech Bubbles pdf and write the sentence in the speech bubbles. Stick all the characters on a large piece of paper and add drawings to create a scene.

ow Hopscotch Game

Draw a hopscotch with 8 boxes. Instead of numbers in the boxes write the ow words in chalk.

Each player has a marker such as a stone or button.

The first player stands behind the starting line to toss the marker in square one. READ the word in square one. The hop over square one to square two and then continue hopping to square eight, turn around, and hop back again, picking up the marker and READING the word again on the way back.

Then continue by tossing the stone and READING the word in square two.

Phonics Art

Use a variety of media to create oo and ow flashcards for a wall display.

 -paint, pastels, felt pens

– playdough letters

– draw on an iPad app and print

Take photos of models and screenshot of digital work.

ow Word Search

Download the word search and find the ow words.

Game – ow Fishing

Print the ow flashcards. Place a paperclip on each ar flashcard. Use a magnet tied to a string, ideally passed through a straw to create a fishing rod. Children take turns to fish and read. Write down their catch.

Sentence Writing & Yes/No Questions

Print the Sentence Writing template and Yes/No Questions.

Use cow town look took book good to write the following sentences.

Have a look at the cow.

I am going to the town.

We took the book back.

This book is good.

Ask your child to draw a picture for each sentence.


Yes/No Questions

Read each question and answer yes or no.