The story begins as our hero is getting ready for winter.
Trying to nest for the winter, the hedgehog gets an apple stuck in his quills. Poor hedgehog can’t fit inside her nest anymore!
Things just go from bad to worse. Next acorns land on his spines…
followed by a piece of paper
and a flower. Each time, Hedgehog tries to get things out of her spines. Squirrel and other friends try to help. She rolls around.
Nothing works until…
Goat comes along and happily munches everything up.
So Hedgehog climbs into her nest and snores the winter away.
The pieces also work with the adorable Folkmanis hedgehog puppet. Okay, not really. I’d need a different nest & the pieces don’t stick very well. Mostly I just wanted to show off the puppet 🙂
The goat template came from Fun Pages for Kids.The hedgehog template comes from this neat craft project. The leaves would have made this story too cluttered and difficult to see the objects stuck in poor Hedgehog, but if I ever want to use the hedgehog in another story, its spines will come from felt leaves rather than the spine ridge.
If, like me, you didn’t realize hedgehogs hibernate before reading this story, you may find the hedgehog hibernation information sheet from Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital Trust helpful.