One of the most powerful lessons inside the story of the Little Red Hen is helping others. I have homework where the children take on a chore at home for a full week. Every child who completes the full week of doing a chore - receives a Little Red Hen Helping Hand Award. (I do not have the original document files but I have taken pictures of both the homework sheet and the award.)
Children love being able to contribute to their families. Chores provide a meaningful and purposeful task for children to give helping hands.