A couple of weeks ago, one of the children went on a ‘Gruffalo’ trail & then another child came to school in a Gruffalo jumper. This lead to interesting conversation & although I would normally consider the fabulous story to be better linked with autumn, I couldn’t ignore it. So we’ve had two weeks of enjoying activities linked with the famous books…
Here are a few of the things we’ve experienced…
… in the Small World area…
It was a really popular area & I loved listening to their story telling 🙂
& story telling with story stones…
A few people have asked how story stones are made – mine are just pictures glued on with PVA. Then I seal them with a couple of coats of PVA over the top too.
We’ve explored a few activities… some simple threading, loom bands with one of my natural geoboards & adding ‘prickles’ (pegs) to Gruffalo images. The image was taken from the finger puppets activity available on Gruffalo website – I just cut the prickles off before I laminated them.
Counting, sorting, ordering and pattern making…
Out it came again…
If you wish a copy of the game, it’s free to download in this post.
We used a blank game board from The Early Excellence Centre & some small world animals to create this game…
We had great fun with this – I loved their creations!
… when I asked why this was in the microwave, I was told they were making ‘Gruffalo Crumble’!
Woodland animals on the homemade lightbox…
…in soil – my intention was to do this outdoors, but the metal tray better showed the ‘marks’…
… & with chalk on stones. They loved being able to wash it away & start again…
This was fun!
Apparently this is a Gruffalo cave… 😉
The Gruffalo’s Child led to discussions about shadow & so we explored them a little outside.
Building with rainbow blocks in the sunshine is beautiful! We loved the colours!
One of the boys was desperate to play with fairies after enjoying a library book, so this little fairy ‘forest’ was for him – it was popular with lots of the children though. We wondered if there might be fairies in the Gruffalo’s forest…
Thanks for reading!
– Rachel (“,)