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THIS IS THE MOUSE
A simplified adaptation by Jean Warren of the story,
"The House That Jack Built"

 

This is the mouse
That lives in the house
That Jack built.

This is the cat
That chased the mouse,
That lives in the house
That Jack built.

This is the dog
That chased the cat,
That chased the mouse
That lives in the house
That Jack built.

This is the goat
That chased the dog
That chased the cat
That chased the mouse
That lives in the house
That Jack built.

This is the cow
That chased the goat
That chased the dog
That chased the cat
That chased the mouse
That lives in the house
That Jack built.

 


Continue on with the story if you wish by adding a horse, a boy, and a farmer.

You can extend this story for your child by choosing one or more of the extension activities below.

  • Make felt cutouts of the story characters for your child to use on a felt board to retell the story.
  • Have your child act out the story using play figures for the animals.
  • Make story cards with the main character in each stanza. Have your child put the cards in the proper order of what happens first, second, etc.
  • Sing this story to the tune of "Here We Go 'Round The Mulberry Bush",
    Repeating lines when necessary.