my custard ball drawing! The poem is in Groovy Fish.
This is day two of homeschooling and for some of you this will be a breeze and for some of you it might be a lot harder!
Play is such an important way to learn. I still play with words everyday as though I am playing in the water or sand or with paints or blocks.
Making things is also a cool way to learn and discover.
1 Here are NINE making challenges for you.
2. If you make anything take a picture or draw a picture and tell what you did!
3. I will have a mystery giveaway for at least one child who sends me a drawing or photo or letter showing me what they have made.
A The hunt and make challenge
Go outside and look for five to ten different things. Use them to make a scene or an object or a machine. Draw what you invent.
I found a feather, a twig, a stone, three leaves, a tin can, a piece of cardboard, a shoe! (it’s windy!) I decided to make a flying machine and borrowed some string out of the kitchen.
Then I drew a picture of a secret sleepout in the bush made of what I found!
B The hunt and make challenge
Go inside and look for five to ten different things. Use them to make a scene or an object or a machine. Draw what you invent.
I found a sock, three pieces of paper, a ribbon, a felt pen, a spoon, a piece of cardboard, a box, an empty water bottle, tin foil. I decided to make a crazy hat.
Then I drew a picture of a crazy animal made of what I found!
C The make something in the kitchen challenge
Today I am going to use some of the big bowl of feijoas I got of out tree and make some feijoa muffins or a feijos cake or a feijoa loaf. That depends on what Michael rnings back from the dairy as i am trying to make our eggs last!
What can you make in the kitchen to eat that you have never made before?
D The make something with blocks or Lego
I love Lego. My girls played with Lego for years! What is the most surprising ting you can build. Give it a cool name. Give it a really long name!
E The make something with socks
I love puppet shows. I love making puppets out of socks. I love putting on puppet sows.
I am so inspired by this idea I will make a puppet show for you in the next week! I think I will have two animals in my show.
Could you make two animal puppets? They can be simple. You could stick on eyes and ears and teeth and antlers and tails and a snout or trunk or a nose.
F The make something with sheets and boxes
Can you make a hut in your lounge?
What will you put inside it?
How will the sheets stay up?
What else will you use?
What will you call your hut?
G If you got an empty toilet role, an empty can, and three mystery things what could you make with them?
H The make a card for someone in their bubble alone challenge
All you need is a piece of paper or card and a pen but you could get tricky!
You can draw or stick things on the front and inside.
You could make a pop-out surprise for inside.
You can write a wee poem for the person.
When someone goes out to do a food shop they can post it to the person
I You can invent a make-something challenge yourself
Here is where you send things
send to firstname.lastname@example.org
please include your name age and name of school
don’t forget to put name of 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!).
Here is what you can choose from so far:
Do something rainy or snowy! Watch me read my rain and cold poems from The Letterbox Cat
Listen to Melinda Szymanik read her alien mother story and try your own
Send me pictures, photos or poems of curious things you see on your walks
Listen to Maisie and I read fish poems and invite you to do fishy things
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