drawing by Maisie (6)
Maisie reads ‘Getting a Fish’ by Lachlan Boniface (7) published in A NZ Treasury of Poems for Children (Random House)
Paula reads some fish poems from Groovy Fish (The Cuba Press)
I have at least one copy of my book GROOVY FISH to give to one child who tries an activity. Will send when we come out of our bubbles!
You might like to try some of these:
Find a favourite fish poem and record yourself reading it (post with parental permission)
Collect fish words then use them to make a fishy picture, a shape poem, a concrete poem (that’s another word for a picture poem)
Write a fish poem based on something that happened to you
Write a fish poem that invents a fish
Invent a fish and write a story or poem or comic strip about it
Draw or paint or collage the fish you invent
Make up a fish play for two voice ( or 4 or 5 or 6 or … over to YOU!)
Do a fish puppet show – make fish puppets out of old socks
Write a letter to a fish
Imagine you are a fish and write a poem or write a letter
Invent a fish dance
send to firstname.lastname@example.org
please include your name age and name of school
don’t forget to put FISH challenge in subject line so I don’t miss it
don’t put your surname on drawings or paintings or collages (Poetry Box policy)
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 3 or 4 days nudge me as I may have missed it.
(I will have pop-up mystery giveaways for the other activities every Friday when I post your work. See the list below!).
You can also try:
Listen to my unpublished very very very strange tail story and do some illustrations for it or invent your own strange tail!
Try writing a postcard poem from where you’d like to be!
Mixed up animals and hear Paula read ‘Anifables’ poem
Sally Sutton’s magic hat challenge
Celebrate your hero and listen to Barbara Else read
Tell me about your favourite bookshop or library
Play Pass the Poem with at least one other person
Write draw video comic strip letters poems stories about being in your bubble
My cloudy challenges and hear my cloud poem
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
Ruth Paul reads her muddy poem and I offer muddy challenges