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This week our book focus is 'The Gruffalo'


Activity One

Listening and sharing a story


Listen to the story 'The Gruffalo'.

Talk about the events that happen in the story.

Encourage children to join in with the repeated phrases.


Ask questions: 

what does the Gruffalo look like? 

what did the mouse do to stop the animals from eating him?

Is the Gruffalo scared of the mouse?

The Gruffalo

Activity Two

Making story props


Could you make a character from the story?  You can use a range of materials.

You might like to make story puppets or story head bands. 


Think about the characters -

What do they look like?

What colours do they have?

What shapes do they have?


When you have completed your story props can you act out the events of the story?


Here are some ideas for you to try:

Activity Three

Making a log pile house.


Could make a log pile house for the snake?

Could you collect twigs and sticks from outside?


Could you make an enclosure that hides the snake from the Gruffalo?


Activity Four

Forest animal detectives


Watch the video below. This video shows a variety of forest animals.

Can you spot the animals in the forest?


Look at the colours of the animals, how do they move and what do they look like?

Can you guess what the animal is?


Repeat the name of the forest animal.

Forest Animals! | videos for babies, toddlers, kids | Little Genius TVTM

Take a trip through the forest with us! See the moose, goose, deer, rabbit, beaver, squirrel, fox, hawk, bear, duck and hear the really neat sounds that they...

Activity Five 

Stay Active


Join in with the yoga movements to create body shapes of forest animals

Yoga for kids with animals - Smile and Learn

Educational yoga video for kids where even small children and their parents will be able to learn to relax in a different way. Through a fun story with anima...

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