We thought the water table would be the perfect place to retell the events of the text. I laminated pages from the story and attached them directly in the water table for reference with heavy duty clear tape.
It was so much fun to hear the children singing "wishy-washy, wishy-washy" and pass the animals and different scrubbers back and forth!
Having the text directly in the water table supported literacy by encouraging the correct sequence of events and helping children connect the written words to the pictures.
Some friends were even inspired to revisit the big book and copy the pictures so they could have their own copy of the text!