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There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly - Simms Taback

Written by: Simms Taback


This was one of my favorite books as a kid! How much could this old lady swallow anyway, from a fly all the way to even worse! Her stomach is clearly an endless pit! The artwork will have you and your students enjoying the book the whole time!


This book could be used with 2nd or 3rd graders. I think the students would enjoy singing the song and reading his book aloud. I would have an activity where students could sequence the order of things the old lady eats. I would also make the book more interactive and give students different cards with pictures of what the old lady eats. When it came time that their animal was called, they would stand up and sing along!