Ruth Paul is a superb illustrator and she is also a terrific word whizz. Listen to her share her muddy sludgy poem and you will discover why! You can check out her YouTube channel Ruth Paul Picture Books here.
I LOVE this poem. The words sing and dance and sizzle.
Things you can do:
*Just enjoy listening to the poem
*Jot down your favourite words in the poem and make a word picture
*Do you have muddy mud outside? Have you ever made a mud pie? Try!
*Invent a recipe for MUD CAKE or MUD CASSEROLE or MUD FRITTERS
*Make muddy handprints or footprints on a piece of paper (big or small). Let it dry and then add to it – you could draw paint collage things to make a picture.
*Write the muddiest story in the history of the universe. Stories can be short! Or longer!
*Write a muddy muddy muddy poem. Hunt for muddy words. Listen to the sound of the words. What words sound amazing together as Ruth’s did? Say it aloud. Video yourself reading your poem (send with parental permission)
*Tell me about something muddy that happened to you.
send to firstname.lastname@example.org
please include your name age and name of school
don’t forget to put MUDDY challenge in subject line so I don’t miss it
don’t put your surname on drawings or paintings or collages (Poetry Box policy)
You can also try:
My thank our supermarket workers challenge
Listen to me read Aunt Concertina and offer a cool challenge
Listen to me read my poem ‘Lick Lick Riff’ dog poem and offer a doggy cat tiger bat any animal challenge
Check out David Hill’s wonderful photo challenge
Listen to Swapna Haddow read her book and try a rabbit challenge
Try Johanna Aitchison’s hunt the teddy challenges
There is no deadline while we are living in our bubbles! Every Friday I will post some work by children. I will always answer your emails but not straightaway. If I haven’t replied after 5 days nag me as I may have missed it.