Children are fascinated by this story. They often say “It’s Magic!”
Read the following story (have an apple ready to cut-you’ll need it towards the end of the story)
The Little Red House with No Windows and No Doors and a Star Inside
There once was a boy who was tired of playing with his toys. “I can’t find anything to do” he sighed.”You know” said his mother, “I heard about a little red house with no windows and no doors and a star inside. Why don’t you go out and see if you can find it”.
The boy began walking and came across a girl.
“Do you know where I can find a little red house with no windows and no doors and a star inside” he asked.
“Why I’ve never heard of such a thing” she exclaimed. “But go ask my father. He is a farmer and knows lots of things”. The girl pointed to the field behind her farmhouse.
The boy walked through the rows of corn and when he reached the farmer he said “Do you know where I can find a red house with no windows and no doors and a star inside”?
The farmer raised his brow, “why I’ve never heard of such a thing” he replied. “Go up the hill to Grandma’s house. She has lived a long time and may know the answer”.
The boy climbed up the hill and saw Grandma sitting on her porch.
“My mother told me to look for a red house with no windows, no doors and a star inside”.
Grandma crinkled her brow. “Why I’ve never heard of such a thing” she answered. “But the wind has been around a very long time and has seen just about everything”.
It had been a hot day and the boy decided to sit in the shade of an old tree. While he sat, he could feel the wind blow and PLOP! The wind dropped an apple right into the boy’s lap.
“Hmmm, this apple is red and has no doors and no windows”.
The boy ran all the way home with the apple in his hands.
“Mom! Mom! This apple looks like a little red house with no doors and no windows, but where is the star”?
The boy’s mother took the apple and cut it in half (Take an apple and cut it from side to side not from top to bottom)
What do you see?
This story was adapted from a story by Carolina Sherwin Bailey.