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Shells can be... Writing & Colouring Sheet + Guide

Shells can be... Writing & Colouring Sheet + Guide

This resource comprises two sheets: a writing and colouring frame and a guide for teachers. Both are black-and-white sheets in PDF format. The ‘Shells can be…’ writing and colouring sheet (or poetry frame) is designed for upper EYFS and lower KS1 emergent writers. The shells are hand-drawn, and represent various types and features. The opening phrase, ‘Shells can be’, invites descriptive words on the short, thick lines between the shells. The activity promotes literacy, while also offering creative colouring fun and a window onto the seaside environment. Suggestion for use: Introduce your writing and colouring activity by setting the scene first. Tell your group you’re going on a pretend trip to the seaside. Stretch arms out like the long beach and wave them like the wavy sea, making swishing sounds. Pretend to find a shell each, perhaps twinkling on the seabed or lying on the sand. With children in a circle, let them handle and inspect some real shells, listening to their hums and feeling their textures and shapes. Discuss how they look, feel and sound, drawing attention to their different patterns, bumps and curves. Ask who has seen shells at the seaside, or has one at home. Sky-draw the spiral shape of a twisty shell; stretch hands out to represent fan-shaped ones. The children will now be geared up to writing about shells and colouring the little shell pictures (as excitingly as they like!). Encourage able writers to add a simile to one word, such as ‘Shiny as …’ ( ‘a pearl’, ‘a mirror’, ‘the sea’…).
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Read A Book

Read A Book

This is a song about reading books for Early Years and Key Stage 1 (although Key Stage 2 really like it too!). It has sound effects and a very catchy tune. Perfect for World Book Day. Contains vocal track, instrumental track, piano and vocal sheet music and a PowerPoint of the lyrics.
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The Old Woman who lived in a shoe Stick Puppets

The Old Woman who lived in a shoe Stick Puppets

This product includes 16 color and 14 black and white puppet templates of the characters from the Nursery Rhyme The Old Woman who lived in a shoe. The characters included are; Old Woman (3 different versions - 3 in color and 3 B/W). Girls (3 different versions – 3 in color and 3 B/W). Boys (3 different versions – 3 in color and 3 B/W). Shoe House (2 different versions – 4 in color and 2 B/W). Boiling Pot (1 color and 1 B/W). Bread (1 color and 1 B/W). Broth (1 color and 1 B/W). To construct the stick puppets in color, print out the color puppet templates onto white cardstock. Cut out each puppet template around the dotted outline and laminate for durability. Stick the puppet template to a popsicle or paddle pop stick using tape or glue. Another suggested use for this resource is for students to color in the black and white puppet template, cut out along the dotted outline and stick to a popsicle/ paddle pop stick using glue or sticky tape. Once the puppets have been constructed, students can use the stick puppets to retell, or dramatise the nursery rhyme The Old Woman who lived in a shoe.
kel76j
Little Miss Muffet Stick Puppets

Little Miss Muffet Stick Puppets

This product includes 46 color and 17 black and white puppet templates of the characters from the Nursery Rhyme Little Miss Muffet. The characters included are; Little Miss Muffet (6 different versions - 24 in color and 6 B/W). Spider (6 different versions – 12 in color and 6 B/W). Oatmeal Bowl ( 2 different versions – 6 in color and 2 B/W). Mouse sitting on Mushroom (1 in color and 1 B /W). Mushroom (1 color and 1 B/W). Tree (2 color and 1 B/W). To construct the stick puppets in color, print out the color puppet templates onto white cardstock. Cut out each puppet template around the dotted outline and laminate for durability. Stick the puppet template to a popsicle or paddle pop stick using tape or glue. Another suggested use for this resource is for students to color in the black and white puppet template, cut out along the dotted outline and stick to a popsicle/ paddle pop stick using glue or sticky tape. Once the puppets have been constructed, students can use the stick puppets to retell, or dramatise the nursery rhyme Little Miss Muffet.
kel76j
Jack and Jill Nursery Rhyme Stick Puppets

Jack and Jill Nursery Rhyme Stick Puppets

This product includes 52 color and 16 black and white puppet templates of the characters from the Nursery Rhyme Jack and Jill. The characters included are; Jack (4 different versions – 16 in color and 4 B/W). Jill (4 different versions – 16 in color and 4 B/W). Jack and Jill together (2 different versions –10 in color and 2 B/W). Crown (2 different versions – 4 in color and 2 B/W). Well (1 in color and 1 B /W). Water well on hill (1 in color and 1 B/W). Bucket (2 different versions – 4 in color and 2 B/W). To construct the stick puppets in color, print out the color puppet templates onto white cardstock. Cut out each puppet template around the dotted outline and laminate for durability. Stick the puppet template to a popsicle or paddle pop stick using tape or glue. Another suggested use for this resource is for students to color in the black and white puppet template, cut out along the dotted outline and stick to a popsicle/ paddle pop stick using glue or sticky tape. Once the puppets have been constructed, students can use the stick puppets to retell, or dramatise the nursery rhyme Jack and Jill.
kel76j