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What do you notice about the leaves? Talk about collages used. Discuss the farmyard scene – who can you see? what’s happening? different animals. Painting versus collage. Who’s arriving in the trailer? Think about the different sounds that animals make. How do we write these (e.g. miaow, purr)? Can you think of any other examples of onomatopoeia? Are there any other examples in the story?
Can you sort the animals in the story using Venn or Carroll diagrams? Which ones have two legs? Which have four legs? Which ones have a beak or a nose? How many other ways could you sort them?
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At DISCOVER CHILDREN’S STORY CENTRE magic really does happen, as their new Axel Schefflerand Julia Donaldsonexhibition brings 12of their most enchanting picture books to life. A World inside a Book – The Gruffalo, Dragons and other Creaturesopens to the public on Saturday 21 October 2017 – September 2018.
Look at the pictures of the farm at the start and end of the book. Can you describe how they are different? What’s Missing?– Get the children to turn around, and spin the wheel. Press ‘eliminate’. Can they identify what’s missing?
What The Ladybird Heard Activities and Crafts
Apart from farm animal vocabulary, this story is great for learning prepositions and acquiring direction language. Of course,the kids love joining in with the animal noises too! A rhyming story of a ladybird who lives on a farm. The hen's eggs are being stolen by some crooks who then decide to steal the hen to make more money for themselves. The animals then come up with a plan to stop the animals taking the hen. Can’t you just see the excitement on your little ones faces when they enter this magical world? Certainly an experience that is not to be missed as this will be something they will remember for years to come.