Specially developed resources to help teachers make the most of Booktime: a mix of classroom activities and information, games and activities to send home. Includes key messages for parents, poster for school noticeboard and tips about Booktime in schools.
Download all the activity sheets and session ideas based on this year's Booktime story book, The Tale of a Naughty Little Rabbit, based on the original story by Beatrix Potter.
A print-making activity using fruit and vegetables to stamp different shapes.
An activity to help children think about different tastes and describe flavours.
A maths activity to experiment with measuring capacity.
An activity talking about rules and why we have them.
A letter writing activity to do as a class.
The vegetables in Mr. McGregor’s garden might be some of the same ones you see in the shops. These pictures show how a vegetable arrives on your plate, but they are in the wrong order. Colour in the pictures, then cut them out and stick them in the right order on a new piece of paper
Mr. McGregor has grown his plants by planting seeds. Here are some packets of seeds from Mr. McGregor’s garden, but the labels have fallen off. Can you draw plants from the garden on the seed packets and write their names?
Here is an empty garden that needs some fruit, vegetables and flowers to grow in it. Draw and colour in the plants that you would like to grow in the garden. Watch out for hungry Peter Rabbit!
Can you find the butterfly in your story book The Tale of a Naughty Little Rabbit? Now you can make your own butterfly picture! Cut out the whole butterfly around the dotted box. Use paint to make a pattern on one side of this butterfly. Then fold the page in half to print the patterns onto the other side of the page.
Can you find these pictures in your book? Colour them in and practise writing the name of the colour. What is your favourite colour? Can you write the name of your favourite colour?
The Tale of a Naughty Little Rabbit - cutting and colouring activity.
What do you think will happen the next time Mrs. Rabbit goes out? Do you think that Peter Rabbit will be good? Colour in and cut out these puppets to tell your own story about Peter Rabbit, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-tail.
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Use Tim’s Din to talk about feelings and what makes the children feel a certain way.